Our Advocates

YOUTH ADVOCATES

Terra

Terra is a youth peer advocate with ARCh. She is in 11th grade and enjoys drawing and playing guitar. She is an advocate because she cares about the wellbeing of others. She would like you to know that nothing is your fault, and you’ll be okay in the end.

Luna

Luna is a youth advocate with ARCh. She enjoys reading as well as cooking and baking. Makeup is one of her hobbies as she enjoys the creativity it brings. She is an advocate because she is a strong believer in helping others. Luna wants you to know that you are never alone, and you will always be supported.

ADULT ADVOCATES

Liza

Liza is an advocate with ARCh. She enjoys watching and reading science fiction, doing creative projects, and spending time with her family and her cat. She is an advocate because she would like to offer support to survivors along their journey. She would like you to know that she will always believe you, and that your feelings and decisions are valid. She speaks English and some Spanish.

Liza es una asesora de ARCh. A ella le encanta mirar programas y leer libros de ciencia ficción, hacer proyectos creativos, y pasar tiempo con su familia y con su gato. Ella es una asesora porque quiere ofrecerles apoyo a sobrevivientes durante su camino. Quiere que usted sepa que sus sentimientos y sus decisiones son válidos, sin condiciones. Liza habla inglés y un poco de español.

Cyan

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
– Audre Lorde

Cyan is an advocate with ARCh. Cyan enjoys reading, writing and finding new music. In her spare time she like to travel, make really good food and watch documentaries. She is an advocate because she wants to provide full  support and encouragement for survivors on their journey. She would like you to know that you are enough!

Siman / سيمان

Siman is an advocate with ARCh. She is married and a mom. Her hobbies include cooking, cleaning, and spending her free time with her family. Her favorite exercise is to walk. She enjoys watching comedy movies and documentaries, she also likes to read and sew. Siman is an advocate because she  believes you can be whatever you want to be, no matter what. She would like you  to know if there is a will, there is away! Siman can chat with you in English, Somali, and some Arabic.

السيمان داعية مع ارتش. وهي متزوجة و أمي. وتشمل هواياتها الطبخ ، والتنظيف، وقضاء وقت فراغها مع عائلتها. لها ممارسة المفضلة هي المشي. انها تتمتع بمشاهدة الأفلام الكوميدية والأفلام الوثائقية ، لأنها تحب أيضا على القراءة و الخياطة. السيمان داعية لأنها تعتقد أنه يمكنك أن تكون ما تريد أن تكون ، مهما كانت. وقالت إنها تود أن تعرف ما إذا كان هناك إرادة و هناك بعيدا! السيمان يمكن الدردشة معك باللغة الإنجليزية والصومالية ، و بعض العربية

Siman waa doode u shaqeeya ARCh. Waa xaas iyo hooyo. Waxay jeceshahay si wax loo kariyo iyo loo nadiifiyo,  waxay kaloo jeceshahay in ay waqtiyada firaqadeeda ay la qadato qoyskeda. Jimicsi ay  ugu jeceshahay waa inay  socoto. Waxay jeceshahay in daawado filimada majaajilo iyo dhacdooyinka xaqiiqda, waxay jeceshahay in wax akhriska iyo wax tolowga. Siman  waa doode maxaa yeelay, waxay aaminsan tahay in, aad noqon kartaa wax kasta oo aad rabto. Waxay jeclaan lahayd inaad ogaataan haddii uu jiro rajo in la helayo wado! Siman waxay kula hadli kartaa English, Somali, iyo Carabi.

Imali

Imali is an advocate with ARCh. She enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and learning new skills; anything from soap making to dancing. She is an advocate because she enjoys helping others. She would like you to know that there are no limits to what you can do. She speaks English and Spanish.

Imali es una asesora con ARCh. A ella le gusta leer, escribir, escuchar música, y aprender nuevas cosas; desde cómo hacer jabón hasta tomar clases de baile. Ella es una asesora porque le gusta ayudar a los demás. Quiere que sepas que no hay límites para lo que puedes lograr. Imali habla inglés y español.