Theresa Person

“Until women and girls are recognized as equal human beings in the world, places like Jane Doe and other program services are going to be needed.”

 

Interviewee: Theresa Person

Interviewer: Mary Rose D., Grade 11

Interview Date: January 29, 2015

Interview Location: Jane Doe Inc., Boston, MA

Student Reflection:

In my interview with Ms. Person I learned that Jane Doe Inc. serves as an advocate to those who do not have always have a voice and inspires others to help those in need. Jane Doe Inc. inspires others to work together so peoples needs can be met. I learned that you cannot be a bystander and let bad things happen. Instead, you need stand up to those who bully, demean, or abuse and help them become better people, so our society can be at peace. I saw how the people at Jane Doe Inc. strive everyday to make the world a better place. This teaches me that I should do the same. I am even more grateful to have a safe place to come home to. I want the same for everyone else, which makes me want to help. Jane Doe Inc. not only inspires others, it inspires me to help others as well.

 

“A typical day is to be adaptable and go with the flow.”

“Co-workers are solidly, seriously dedicated to work and to making the world a better place.”

“Try to move the world to a better place in terms of how everyone gets treated.”

“The biggest achievement of Jane Doe Inc. is holding together sixty programs across the state, having everyone yolk to the same oxen. Heading in the same direction is a huge achievement.”

“Everybody has a difference of opinion of how it ought to be done, or try this way or that way. In general the umbrella structure that Jane Doe has been able to provide over the years has helped people stay centrally hooked up to each other.”

“Most people want to do the right thing and want to have a good effect on others around them.”

“Until women and girls are recognized as equal human beings in the world, places like Jane Doe and other program services are going to be needed.”

“Activism to me is being serious about trying to live out your ideals, not just walking the walk or talking the talk.”

“Helping train advocates has a wide reaching ripple effect, in terms, it will then touch more people and I think that every little ripple effect helps create little mini-activist out there.”

“Paying attention to what goes on around you, learning to not be bystander, but be a participant.”

“What seems small, minor things. It’s taking a stand on them and not just letting them just happen around you, because you can have an effect.”