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Black@Trevor Spotlight: Reema Wheeler

BY: Kinzi Sparks
Reema Wheeler

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 TrevorSpace Supervisor and Black@Trevor member Reema Wheeler (she/they). As one of The Trevor Project’s pioneering Affinity Groups,  Black@Trevor 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? 

“Speak What You Seek Until You See What You Spoke!
I can create and manifest the type of life I desire. So can you”

 So far, that little piece of advice has turned into a daily positive affirmation for me. It works! Give it a try!

What brought you to Trevor?

I used to work for an organization called Chase Brexton Healthcare here in Baltimore, MD. We referred our youth clients to The Trevor Project for crisis intervention during our office after hours. The more I saw the name, the more I researched. I love the fact that our LGBTQIA youth have a safe space that we didn’t have growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. Working with The Trevor Project, I have the opportunity to help develop and provide that safe space.

Favorite thing about working at Trevor?

Working for The Trevor Project keeps me active within my community.

Favorite accomplishment at Trevor?

Simply making it through the interviewing and training process is an accomplishment  within itself!

What do you do outside of work?

Outside of Trevor, I am a member of two (2) organizations, Mid-Atlantic Onyx Pearls ( a leather sorority for women and non-binary POC) and Kappa Alpha Iota ( a feminine  lesbian sorority for women of color). Education and community service is a huge part of both organizations . I also hold the title of Mid-Atlantic Leatherwoman 2020/21. So outside of Trevor I spend a lot of time doing service within the community.

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