SULAYMAN SMITH, MS
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Trauma Informed—Permission 2 Be Inc. fully embraces trauma-informed care and practice, which is a strengths-based framework grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and clients, and that creates opportunities for girl to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Personal Ownership—Permission 2 Be Inc. believes that each person owns all parts of themselves and can share, shed, and embrace as they see fit.
Standing In/Leaning On—Permission 2 Be Inc. believes that we are called to stand in the middle of every girl's journey when asked and are a wall to lean on when it becomes too much needed. Our role is defined by the need of each girl we are honored to serve.
Storytelling—Permission 2 Be Inc. believes our role isn’t to define or redefine a girl’s story. Nor is it to add our own thoughts or chapters to their narratives. Instead, our role is to assist each girl in discovering the trans-formative power of telling their own story in their voice.
Self-Care—Permission 2 Be Inc. seeks to counter the societal lie that self-care is selfish or weak. Self-care is necessary for true healing and wholeness to occur.