Kiera Muscara, LMSW, holds a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and licensure in the state of New York. She currently works as a medical social worker at a large, metropolitan hospital in NYC. She also has prior experience as a psychotherapist providing weekly, individual counseling. Her professional career began, however, as an actor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.
Kiera’s path from theatre to social work is connected by her passion for helping others access their voice, share their stories, and find emotional wellbeing in their lives. She specializes in issues of gender, sexuality, disordered eating, with a particular focus on female dynamics, empowerment, and wellbeing. She has done extensive research on female aggression, with emphasis on the topic of girl-on-girl bullying.
Having navigated her own experiences with girl bullying, Kiera is eager to create opportunities to educate and empower the present, and future, generations of women. She aims to provide support and resources to tackle this often overlooked and misunderstood issue. It is Kiera’s deep belief that the first step in making progress is to recognize that it is a unique form of bullying, caused by distinctive triggers and manifesting in often unrecognizable actions. Keeping girl bullying under the umbrella of typical aggression hinders our ability to effectively solve the issue and results in futile, inapplicable efforts. Without proper interventions and supports in place, these behaviors continue into adult relationships and environments. Providing girls with a supportive environment where their voice is valued and heard leads to healthier communication and relationships.
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