Margaret Ashmore holds a faculty position as an Associate Teaching Professor at The Florida State University College of Social Work where she instructs both graduate and undergraduate students. Her interests are in women’s studies, crisis intervention and the use of the arts in social work practice. Margaret is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provided counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups in Tallahassee Florida for over 29 years. Currently, she works as a Consultant, facilitating workshops and advising agencies and organizations. In her years providing psychotherapy, Margaret deeply appreciated her clients’ courage in sharing their life stories and she believes in the role of personal and community stories to heal and empower individuals and groups.