Hello! My name is Katie and I am a social work student, mental health advocate, and lover of all things creative. I enjoy spending time with my rabbit (Basil), writing poetry/painting, and public speaking. I believe in the power of empathy because it has changed my life permanently and has empowered me to turn my own struggles with mental illness into a tool for loving and connecting with others. To me, Empathy Bound is more than a project or a blog, it is chance to contribute to a greater societal call for authenticity, connection, and compassion.