My name is Matt and I am a white, cisgender, straight male and father of two from Upstate New York. My wife and I have two young children who are aged 4 and 17 months. I am a social worker and recently completed a Masters in Social Welfare. I spent about 10 years of my life/career in homeless services and most recently I left a job as a care coordinator for Medicaid recipients. I consider myself, at this point in my life, to be a father and husband first and foremost, though I have alternately been and continue to be an artist, an advocate, a pool player, a writer, a protester, a night-owl, a good friend and a poor swimmer.