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My inclination towards the field of social work has been growing for as long as I can remember. In hindsight, it began as a child when I realized that it was strange that I did not know who my father was. I began questioning my mother about my father. After some time and with significant hesitation, she told me that my father had been abusive towards her. My mother re-married when I was ten years old and my personal experiences with physical abuse continued. I was old enough to understand that the abuse my mother was subjected to at the hands of her husband was not right. I knew then that I wanted to understand how this can happen and what causes a woman to feel like she can’t leave such a situation.
On a professional level I have also been inspired. While working with adults who were coping with an acquired brain injury, I immediately noticed how adaptable these individuals were to their new situations. Despite the fact that their lives had been dramatically changed and they faced discrimination and bias on a daily basis, they demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity. As …