(A Novel Story of Poems and Illustrations by the new write...)
A Novel Story of Poems and Illustrations by the new writer, artist April Martin Chartrand. This is a poignant collection of thematic poems and illustrations which touch on an array of four emotional subjects that transport the reader into the life of a multi-cultural woman living in the United States who is attempting to overcome violent adversities and finally embraces self-love.
Certificate of Completion (2018) 'Black Psychology as a Professional as a Gateway Project' California Institute of Integral Studies; M.S. Counseling (College Career), San Francisco State University (Class of 2017) & Vetted Member of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Society (GPA: 3.91); A.S. Behavioral Sciences City College of San Francisco; A.A. General Studies Santa Barbara City College; A.A. Fashion Institute Design Fashion Merchandising Los Angeles, A.A. General Studies Santa Barbara City College; and B.A. Creative Arts San Francisco State University.
April worked as a junior assistant buyer in Macy's in California, San Francisco, United States. Two years of supervised graduate level college, career counseling internship. Two years as a community mental health peer counselor. Five years as an appointed City and County of San Francisco government board member and empowerment activist and social and mental health change agent. 17 years of demonstrated commitment to social justice and empowering marginalized communities. 13 years of innovative ethnographic research with women of color subcultures. 20 years as a national award-winning educational fiberalchemist (transformational art).
April Martin Chartrand's multicultural academic practice settings include diverse urban colleges. These practice partners with college and non-profit programs supporting social justice issues. Client populations targeted include returning students of Color, LGBTQIA, and women from diverse backgrounds. This practice employs Narrative Theory, Social Justice Theories such as Stereotype Threat, and Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Other insightful theories include Womanism Theory, Creative Arts (poetry/vision boards), and Planned Happenstance. April's practice will utilize these aforementioned powerful techniques which are intended to unearth a client’s personal interests, develop life goals and unearth their true passions, and illuminate their college, life goals.
(A Novel Story of Poems and Illustrations by the new write...)2009
Life is not fixed. Be in the moment.