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7 Must Follow Social Workers On Twitter

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

Originally published March 7, 2013

It is March, which means it is Social Work Month.  To celebrate I will be writing a series of post celebrating the occasion.  This is the first of such articles. 

Don’t you just love Twitter?  It gives you the chance to connect with others from around the world and to keep up with news stories.

I predominantly use Twitter for professional purposes, which means I mostly follow social workers, politicians and social justice activists.  Below is a list of the 7 best social workers on Twitter to follow.  I based this list on activity (those that tweet frequently) and the quality of their tweets (informative content that you can learn something from).

7 Must Follow Social Workers

Nicole Clark, MSW
@MsNicoleClark

Nicole Clark is a consultant, activist and feminist blogger who focuses on improving the health and well-being of women and girls of color.

Socialworkhelper.com
@swhelpercom

This is the Twitter account for socialworkhelper.com a professional network and online magazine.  Every Monday night socialworkhelper.com hosts Social Work Chats a discussion forum on Twitter that covers important issues.  The chats are informative and provide a great way to interact with social workers from around the world.

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Kyrsten Sinema
@kyrstensinema

Aside from being a social worker, Kyrsten Sinema is currently serving her first term as a United States Congresswoman for Arizona’s 9th Congressional district.  She is also an attorney, teacher and avid marathon runner.

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Rep. Barbara Lee
@RepBarbaraLee

Rep. Barbara Lee represents California’s 13th Congressional district and is currently chairing the Congressional Social Work Caucus.  She frequently tweets about her legislative work.

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Social Workers for Reproductive Justice
@SocialWorkersRJ

Social Workers for Reproductive Justice is a growing organization that advocates for reproductive rights.  They post frequently, providing important and informative information on what is currently happening in the movement as well as supporting other organizations that are working to protect a women’s right to choose.

Relando Thompkins
@Relando_T

Relando Thompkins is a teacher, blogger, and social justice advocate.  He frequently writes about diversity and the non-violence movement.  He is also the founder of the blog Note form an Aspiring Humanitarian.

FJ The Riveter
@FeministaJones

Feminista Jones is a self-described “sex-positive, black, feminist social worker.”  I haven’t been following her account for long, but I love her tweets.  She is also the founder of #SexyShred, a media-based health and fitness chanllenge.

If you are interested, you can follow me on Twitter at @poliSW.  What social workers on Twitter do you recommend following?  Please describe why they are a must follow in the comments section and remember to include their Twitter handle.

photo credit: phil dokas via photopin cc

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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