Kelin Hall, LCSW
While studying social work, Kelin and her classmates were dismayed at the lack of education around power, identity and oppression in their program, and the ways that minoritized students were treated. Organizing with a multiracial coalition to reform the school’s curriculum, pedagogy, and policies was as much of an education as her MA. She has also learned from prison abolitionist organizers in Chicago, as well as from personal experiences with harm and healing in community. After four years of working with young people impacted by sexual violence at the YWCA, she wanted to have more time for work that transforms the root causes of violence. She started a solo therapy practice, leaving time to support organizations addressing conflict and harm through a transformative justice lens, and to co-facilitate an antiracism accountability group for white mental health clinicians. Prior to becoming a social worker, Kelin practiced immigration legal aid. She speaks Spanish and French in her work. Dancing, learning, and friendship keep her cup full.