(44) Navigating Social Change: An Interview with Jeff Fullington
Discussed nature of mental health work, autism, seeing people as wholes rather than parts, and learning to experience life through different understandings of social influence. Jeff comes to us as a friend and colleague, working as a peer counselor primarily working with those on the autistic spectrum, though as well with people dealing with trauma. Jeff grew up in the south of Louisiana and considers himself a cajun, though is a transplant to the pacific northwest of Washington. We explore the sociocultural change from where he grew up to where he is now, as well as how being autistic has been both a help and hindrance in navigating those differences.