Rachael's Profile

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I was born and mostly raised in Sunny San Diego, California. At 14 I left home on my own and began a fashion career of 12 years. During those years I lived mostly abroad in Milan where I picked up Italian, but I also lived in New York, Paris, New York, Miami, and Amsterdam. Those years took me to 21 countries. After fashion I transitioned into art, design, and mental health. I studied art and psychology for 8 years full time and emerged from all that schooling with a master's degree in clinical social work.
I recently moved back to my hometown with my husband to begin a career as a therapist but decided to take another route and combine all my skills and interests. I will soon open a brick and mortar shop that would give funds to local non-profits that assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Being a survivor of childhood sexual assault myself, it would only be natural that I…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 4
  • Joined July 21, 2009

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About

I was born and mostly raised in Sunny San Diego, California. At 14 I left home on my own and began a fashion career of 12 years. During those years I lived mostly abroad in Milan where I picked up Italian, but I also lived in New York, Paris, New York, Miami, and Amsterdam. Those years took me to 21 countries. After fashion I transitioned into art, design, and mental health. I studied art and psychology for 8 years full time and emerged from all that schooling with a master's degree in clinical social work.
I recently moved back to my hometown with my husband to begin a career as a therapist but decided to take another route and combine all my skills and interests. I will soon open a brick and mortar shop that would give funds to local non-profits that assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Being a survivor of childhood sexual assault myself, it would only be natural that I continue to give back where so much was given to me during my 6 year recovery process. Did you know that the rates for sexual assault on females in a lifetime (1 in 4) is twice the rate of females acquiring breast cancer (1-8)? It's just nuts!

So let's do something about it and continue to fight these atrocities.
Because everyone deserves to feel safe : )

Thanks for visiting.

Yours truly,
Rachael*

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