Monday, October 9, 2017

Taking Up Space in the World: Robin Mina


Robin Mina, IMPACT Chicago Board Member
Photographer: Ricky Lee Barnes
Meet Robin Mina, new IMPACT Chicago Board Member.

What work do you do?
I am an itinerant teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing. I work in 10 different schools supporting children with hearing loss and the staff who work with them.

What is other volunteer work that you do?
I volunteer with the Illinois Choice Action Team. I help escort patients into women's health clinics past the anti-choice protestors who are attempting to stop and/or harass them.

What are hobbies or other interests?
I have been a yoga teacher since 2014, and I also am an actress on the side. I recently went to Scotland to perform in the 70th Fringe Festival.

Why do you volunteer for IMPACT?
I volunteer for IMPACT because the work that is being done there is so very important. I took the CORE program in February 2016 and it changed my life. I feel comfortable taking up the space in the world that I so deserve, and I want to support other female-identifying individuals in accessing the confidence to do so as well.

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