MWM: Black Adoptee Dialogue & Support Circle with special guest Diona Johnson
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About the Event
With the recent election, racial climate, pandemic, and other world events, it is essential that we have intentional spaces to connect in to process, grieve, and make meaning of our unique experiences in the world as Black Adoptees. We will be checking in with ourselves and each other, grounding into our bodies & moving in and out of small group breakout sessions. Diona's intention today is to actively listen and provide validation, compassion, and reflection in a space she hopes to contribute to making safe. Nathan Zeckmeister, organizer & facilitator with MWM since 2017, will be supporting our guest facilitator.
Diona Johnson, MSW, LICSW
Diona Johnson (she/her) also known as DiJay is a Black, Queer, Transracial Adoptee who resides in Duluth, MN (though she was raised in St. Paul). She is a licensed Mental Health Professional She is a certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist. She is also certified as a Self-Compassion and Compassion Facilitator (The Connect Group), and additionally has extensive training and practice in EMDR, and EFT.
Diona is also an artist and is both a musician and a model. She is currently looking forward to recording her first solo album under the management of DanSan Creatives.