My name is Joe Nutini. My preferred gender pronouns are he/him or they/them. I identify as ethnically Assyrian, Persian and Italian, and racially as white Middle Eastern. I also identify as transmasculine, FTM, Queer and Poly. My career choice is social work. My primary areas of focus in social work are youth, trauma, LGBTQ people, and combining spirituality with social services. I’m also an interfaith minister, reiki practitioner, and writer. I am currently a member of a Shambhala Buddhist Center. This is where I find my grounding spiritually. I also consider myself to be a follower of Christ’s teachings, as I consider him to be what Buddhists call a Bohdisattva. I wrote a book called Loving Beyond Reason which is available on Amazon as a kindle book. I am hoping to have this published in paper copy soon. I’m also currently engaged to my partner, Nikki. Hopefully there will be a blog about my wedding someday soon!