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University of California, Berkeley
Social Welfare, Gender and Womens Studies
Dreaming of new worlds keeps Ashtpon Love grounded in his purpose. Ashton is passionate about collaborating with and empowering youth, promoting mental illness awareness, conspiring for social justice, embracing a Black feminist praxis, advocating for accessible education, advocating to treat transitioning as medically necessary, exploring gender and sexuality, and above all, serving queer and trans BIPOC communities. It is his dream to work as a psychologist serving trans BIPOC communities. Given the great deal of experience he has working with youth, Ashton would like to encourage trans youth of color to embrace living as their authentic selves. As seen with the hundreds of anti-trans bills coming out, it is evident that there is an attack on trans youth. It is a very scary time to grow up as trans and he would like to serve as a resource and support system so that trans youth know that they have a purpose and an opportunity to thrive.