Candy is a healer, reiki master, and intuitive alignment coach! As owner of The Light Garden, a holistic health space, Candy helps women who are feeling stuck in various aspects of life by aligning with their discovered core values and learning to trust and honor their true selves. Candy has worked in the areas of foster care, substance use disorders, and at-risk teens throughout Metro Detroit as a contractual social worker. In addition, Candy currently works as an educator, heading the Jobs for Michigan Graduates program at Ecorse Community High School.
Though she has a range of experience working with different populations under her social work degree, it’s her own personal upbringing that has inspired her passion for facilitating healing within racialized trauma and social justice efforts. As a black and white biracial woman raised between two strained households, a deeper desire was created to understand the fears and traumas that fueled that strain and build connection between the two experiences. This shows up in her work through deep compassion, patience, and authenticity.