We had the good fortune of connecting with Sky Biedron and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Well, I’m currently in my second year of graduate school at Antioch University where I’m working to receive my Masters in Clinical Psychology to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Once I train and receive my hours (3,000 required, ah!), I hope to help teens, women and couples struggling with self-esteem, relationships, sex, and everything in between. I think what I want to share most about today is just how proud I am to be a psychology student at this point in time; a time where I truly believe we are about to see some much needed and overdue change – both globally and individually.

I am currently an active member of an educational program that is so loving, so supportiveand yet makes you aware of your shortcomings and bullshit. During my first quarter at school a teacher asked, “How can you expect to help others know themselves, if you do not know yourself?” Cue me writing countless papers on my family, sexual, and trauma histories, my ignorancewhite privilege, racism, and implicit biases, my favorite and not-so-favorite theories about human behavior, and so much more.
The best part about being a psychology student right now: I am learning, more than ever before, about the inequality in our country from some of the most respected teachers, educational materials and anti-racism platforms. I am beyond proud to be a part of a liberal community that prepares humans to fight for social justice and to heal those who seek healing – no matter their age, size, race, gender, or sexuality. So, what have I found from this new career path? My purpose. 

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My goodness…I used to be cool but not so much anymore so, I’ll try my best!

For Breakfast: Joan’s on Third (all day everyday) and Erewhon Market (silly expensive but worth it).

For Lunch: Gjusta (worth the wait) and Malibu Farm Pier Cafe (bougie & those Cali views you traveled for).

For Dinner: Yamashiro Hollywood (fun ambiance, great views) and Bob’s Big Boy (old school diner, best burgers, classic car show on Friday nights!).

For Bars: Melrose Umbrella Co. (forever my favorite) and Funky Sole at The Echo (Saturday nights @10pm – disco, reggae & cute dudes).

For Fun: Santa Monica Pier (don’t judge, it’s awesome) and The NOW (who doesn’t love a classy massage set to ocean waves?).

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My sponsors in recovery; you know who you are. Thank you for showing me what a beautiful, healthy, messy, spiritual, giving, kind, humble, honest life can look and feel like. Thank you for knowing every single thing about me – the good and the bad – and loving me more for it. Thank you for being honorable, hysterical role models.

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