Have you ever tried to reach – oh, say – a million people a week or speak to issues of gender equality, race relations, technology, and elitism all at the same time? Well that’s exactly what one of my social work s-heros, Social Work Helper’s Editor-in-Chief Deona Hooper, does every day.
I recently got a chance to interview this social work/tech powerhouse and was truly inspired by some of the personal information she shared and how her story and experiences clearly drive her approach to online advocacy.
I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that with article topics such as Social Work Appears Absent in Ferguson Global Conversation and 5 Reasons Why Social Work Is Failing Social Work Helper’s brand of advocacy is not everybody’s cup of tea. About her approach for the magazine she says:
“I feel like this is my vision, this is my passion and if I have to separate being a black woman out of it then I’m not being true to myself, I’m not being true to my voice, I’m not being true to my platform, and if I do that what good is it if it’s profitable if I’m not a representation of the voice I want to send out into the world.”
…oh yeah, and you know we talked about money!
At one point Deona references an article for social workers to check out related to tech. Here it is – How to Reduce Risks to Employment When Using Social Media – and here’s the interview:
So let me know in the comments what you thought about this interview. You know I love it when you talk social work and money to me, so let’s hear it!
Hey, and don’t forget to share with your friends. You know what they say: sharing is caring and I know you care, so thanks!
See you on the rich side!