I’m a 5th year Psychology student at UBC. I heard about this challenge through my TA, Chelsea, in an Intro to Social Welfare course. The reason I am doing this challenge is because I want people on Income Assistance to feel more included and looked after in our society. Learning about the barriers facing those on Income Assistance has really shocked me and I want to do my part in advocating for higher rates and a non-stigmatizing view of social welfare. I’m quite nervous to start this challenge, but am excited about the possibility of influencing our policy makers.