Nicole Johnson | playa name: Hot Damn | counselor | San Francisco, CA
I work for the homeless, the junkies and crackheads, the criminals, the wild men pushing shopping carts- our cultural cast-offs. For me the work comes with a sense of peace and gentle ease. I need to be useful, I need to be virtuous. Compassion and curiosity are my highest ideals. When I fail to be those things I die in pieces. When I succeed... ah! To feel proud, to feel open and transparent and unfolding. That is why I do what I do.