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[email protected] Spotlight: Miriam Johnson

BY: Trevor News
Miriam Johnson

At The Trevor Project, we create intentional spaces, called Affinity Groups, that allow members of Team Trevor to connect with each other around their different intersectional identities. Over the next few months, we’ll feature member spotlights from across Trevor’s Affinity Groups.

This month, we’re proud to spotlight Clinical Services Digital Supervisor and [email protected] member Miriam Johnson (she/her). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups, [email protected] leads with a mission to create spaces and resources for employees who identify within the Black Diaspora (and their allies) to connect, grow relationships, and build community.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

We should constantly be aspiring to reach higher and higher in being the best versions of ourselves; we should never be comfortable where we are, we should always be aspiring to know more, do better, and to improve ourselves because that is how we improve the world arounds us.

What brought you to Trevor?

What brought me to Trevor was the desire and need to serve my community of beautiful LQBTQIA+ souls. Being able to bring insight, acceptance, light, and love into someone else’s journey a gift in itself that I knew I had to be apart of.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Trevor?

My favorite thing about working for Trevor is the level of impact I know I bring to each shift. Knowing I help to save lives is rewarding enough; yet feeling the connection between myself and the volunteer counselors and Direct Crisis Workers I support, as we work together to save a life gives me an immense feeling of fulfillment.

What’s one of your favorite accomplishments with Trevor?

One of my favorite accomplishments with Trevor occurs when a volunteer counselor or Direct Crisis Worker lets me know how much my support allowed them to tap into a new level of understanding or confidence. This brings me great joy.

What do you like to do outside of Trevor?

 Outside of Trevor, I am working through my last year of Temple University’s Master of Social Work program. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to places like Italy, France, Ghana, Jamaica, and Greece.

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