Name: Domenia Xih Zih
College: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Majors: Psychology Minor: Ministry I’m an Alumni! As of this year, I am a graduate!
Graduate Schooling (Current): Western New Mexico University
Major: Masters of Social Work
I’m 100% out of the closet as a Transman FtM! I love myself!
Born in New Haven, Connecticut. I had been the Connecticut Department of Children and Families ward for 13 years. I was a transfer student transferring from a Connecticut Community College to Palm Beach Atlantic University. I desire to earn a Ph.D. concentrating on Positive or Humanistic Psychology. I have been greatly interested in politics, government, and ministry (Christian). My life is dedicated to speaking and advocating for youth in foster care, encouraging hearts, and spiritually helping people live their best lives. I now attend WNMU MSW. Taking the majority of classes focusing on mezzo and macro social work.
One day, I plan to create a program for young adults aging out of foster care and needing a community while in college; the program will include community engagement, mentorship, volunteering, mental health care, case management, multi-racial, multi-generational, and multi-religious. For ages 24-30 years, training youth in adulthood, aiding them in obtaining driver IDs, internships, apartments, and jobs while in post-secondary education or tech training schooling. I hope to start at a state level, then grow to a national and international level, reaching Europe, especially the UK.
I consider myself to be a success story. I am a 2010 Horatio Alger National Scholar, Martha V Green Scholar, and a Casey 2012-2018 Foster Care to Success Scholar. I recently lost my family and grandmother. I had been homeless while in college for 5 years and am just finding a home with support emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
I am a confident speaker and have acquired much of my knowledge from studying, personal experiences, and research. Every child in foster should have access to mental health/health insurance. Foster care youth should be given the resources and have acquired more emotional, physical, educational, and professional support. I emphasize strong leadership, effective and efficient communication, and representation.
I consider myself honest, direct, passionate, assertive, authoritative, self-motivated, funny, strong-willed, and diligent. I value integrity, commitment, honesty, compassion, and intellect. I am also spiritually in-tuned.
I am a builder, rational, thinker, introvert, spiritual and unique. I am likable and approachable. I love to listen and write. 100% committed. I have a goal; I know my target, my gift, and the mission God has placed in my heart to spread his love and word across cultures.
I have been to conferences in 6 different states regarding foster care policies. I admire over-comers such as Dr. Jenn. Mouriz, Pastor Robert Madu, Pastor Steven Furtick, Pastor Holly Furtick, Rachel Maddow, Nicole Wallace, Jacquetta Ferguson, Giselle Sabido, Yolanda Adams, Alice Walker, Stacy Abrams, Erin Livensparger, Dr. Kate Meyers de Vega, WNMU, IWU, PBA, MCLA, CeCe Winans, Martha Driffin, Jill Cretella, Gerry Zara, Dr. Sheryl White Barnes, Dr. Layden, Janice Smith, John L, Jill G., Holly RD, Liz RD, Alyssa B, Caroling Griffin/Leiterman/Snipes/Long Family Continuum of Care (including Dominique D., Jess M, Venessa A, Dr. Hollywood, Hope M., Sam Y., CTS, Dr. Maguire, and CSP)
To be rich is not a dream of mine. I don’t want 5 houses or 5 cars; I want to travel as a Christian and encourage youth, especially in urban and rural communities. I want the future generation of youth to take over and advance the kingdom of Christ through love, peace, hard work, and perseverance. Not religion or political ideology. Inspire young adults and youth to believe in their selves. They are not limited because the world is open to them.
Before I die, I want to be the Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Children’s and Families, US Senator for Connecticut, and Professor at a Community College. It’s all about youth, the homeless, foster care, and giving them a future. Making a future realistic! I am a Christian, strong in my faith. I may have a future in politics. I love Hilary Clinton (strong woman), Michelle Obama and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, AOC, The Squad, Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney, Cory Booker, Chris Murphy, Beto O’Rouke, Stacy Abrams, Gov. Whitmer, Gov. Lamont, and many more. I’m 31. The future is open!!!
The world is open! I wanna fight the good fight and make a significant impact nationally and internationally, representing children, foster care youth, college students, low-income families, and much more.
Philippians 4:13.” I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”
10 thoughts on “Me! Domenia Xih Zih”
some really thoughtful posts there! Would look forward to reading more!
Thank-you! That is very encouraging. Like wise, I enjoy your pictures. It amazes me how something so simple that I see every morning, when someone captures it there is much more to it. 🙂
Thank you for visited my blog and leave a lovely comments.
Domenia, I do love your style! And your intelligent and well written words – Way to Go! We need many more women who are strong,loving, and prepared to make a difference … just-like-you! Thank you for caring, sharing and mostly for being you ~ with affection, Penny
thanks for such kind words. you put a smile on my face
Im trying to keep my blog powerful, uplifting and to relfect the love of God. I also want it to be a blog that inspires people to live an amazing life.
Well, you’re off to an excellent start Domenia, my background is marketing (not that I do this now) happy to be just a writer, but I do know when I see a good thing (from a professional perspective) and your blog is very well done. Remember lots of fresh content, reblogging is good but the search engines love new content (and good accompanying tags). Honestly the most important thing is You. As long as you keep reflecting your true feelings (like you are) – you’ll be great! I promise!
Thanks for your support.
I appreciate what you have going here with your blog. I pray you continue to be blessed as you are a blessing to others.
I also am thankful you have chosen to follow my blog, “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written and even more as they respond.
I write mainly on faith and mental illness, though am known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and reflections on ministry (I was a pastor for 18 years).
I look forward to reading more of your work.