Workshop Guide - Joy Lugo
Through writing and personification, participants will reflect on their experiences and the path they have walked. Participants will alter and decorate a shoe that reflects their journey. They will consider both where they have been, and where they are going.
In a group setting, this workshop creates an opportunity for participants to connect and consider each others’ experiences. Together, the group will learn about the unique paths they each have walked to bring them here today.
Meet your guide
Joy Lugo is a Lead Trainer and Program Development Coordinator. She graduated with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island. She began a decade of work in the mental health field as a PsychoSocial Rehabilitation Specialist and Vocational Specialist, helping her clients find meaningful activity in their lives. For years she attended our workshops with her clients, and loved sharing our programs with the people she served. Joy saw first hand the benefits of encouraging people to explore their feelings through simple creative activities. Joy enjoys reading and spending time at the beach with her family.
Dr. Masarat Jilani is a medical copywriter. She started her career as a doctor — including working on the frontline during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — and enjoys writing evidence-based articles to help change people’s lives for the better.