Juan Luis Garrido is above all, a learner. He aspires to always learn more about his identity, his communities, society, and how to better serve all of those.
He completed his Bilingual Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Drama Studies at the Glendon Campus of York University. In 2018, he will be completing two Big Data Analytics certificates through York University. He plans to continue his academic learning through graduate studies - his academic interests include community development, leadership theory, higher education, and the lived experiences of marginalized communities.
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, he began volunteering with the MS Society of Canada, and now works in the National office as the Coordinator, National Programs and Services.
Juan enjoys consuming media of all kinds, especially when it brings clarity, light, or understanding to:
This blog is an excercise in radical empathy and active hopefulness through storytelling. It is a way for me to work out my thoughts, feelings, and understandings of myself, the world, and the way we all move through it. It will allow me to critically reflect and share those reflections with you, the readers, in the hopes of sparking conversation, bringing further light or clarity to you or I, and finding ways to live in a radically empathetic and actively hopeful way.
On radical empathy:
On active hopefulness:
On constant hunger: