About Boonie Sripom :)

 Library selfie! 

Library selfie! 

  • I define myself firstly as an artist. 
  • I consider humans living, breathing, art. 
  • The universe and ever-expanding cosmos humble me.
  • The human heart's capacity for wondrous generosity instills joy into my being.
  • I have an affinity for the natural innocence and curiosity of children, and those who have survived to maintain their creative identities as adults.
  • Living for authenticity, albeit difficult, is of utmost importance, and I acknowledge hiccups and detours.
  • Creatives and those who think differently: we are misunderstood, mystified outliers, and it can be a lonely place. 
  • Living for joy and beauty, is about the journey, not some predefined definition of success that everyone must follow.

We can't truly measure happiness, personal fulfillment, or integrity. One's internal peace, the pleasure of creating beauty, or discovering knowledge, can't be measured or compared to others. 

The struggle to find acceptance with oneself isn't always easy, yet for some it's natural. For me it was a long journey, and it feels nice to be where I am. Nurturing one's creativity or playfulness is a lifelong process, and I look forward to expanding on my definitions of creativity with other artistsgeeks and gamers.

Thank you for dropping by~ I hope you have a wonderful day filled with creative exploration and joy. <3 Boonie

FUN FACTS: 

  • I love unicorns, esp. Pinkie Pie.
  • I love jellyfish, deep sea life, and bioluminescence (glow-in-the-dark creatures). 
  • My favorite color is purple.
  • I am an auntie to several children and one puppy named Ollie. I adore them all. I love playing with a teaching them many things about this wonderful life and universe. 
  • I write content on MBTI via Quora. I'm interested in Enneagram and Socionics, too. 
  • I enjoy gardening and flowers of every type.
  • I think art is a great tool for controlled chaos.
  • Batman is my hero.
  • I like reading comics. My favorites are currently Monstress and SAGA.
  • I read parts of many books at once. Right now I probably have 3 comics and 5 novels I'm working on. Many times I don't finish them!

Education

  • MA, Clinical Psychology TCSPP
  • BA, Studio Arts UC Irvine
  • Human Development (33 units), IVC

Certifications or Continuing Education

  • Reiki Level II
  • Executive Presence for Women, Lynda.com
  • Gottman Method (level 1 training) The Gottman Institute
  • Become a Leader series, Lynda.com
  • Managing a Diverse Team, Lynda.com
  • From Counselor to Coach: Making the Transition, Zur Institute
  • Essentials in Play Therapy (I am NOT a play therapist)
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Dept. of Ed.
  • Grief & Bereavement, Mariposa Center for Women & Children

Talks & workshops given

  • (upcoming) Internet Safety
  • Working in Teams (co-facilitated)
  • 8 Lies Artists Tell Themselves
  • Highly Sensitive People & Artists (co-facilitated)
  • Relationship Red Flags
  • 5 Video Gamer Stereotypes
  • Conflict Resolution & Communication
  • Your Online Footprint
  • Gaming & Harassment (co-facilitated)
  • 5 Things Gamers in Your Life Want You to Know
  • Synesthesia 
  • Bullying (elementary school-aged)
  • Gossiping (elementary school-aged)
  • Addiction (co-facilitated)

Projects & Community: I have either collaborated with these organizations in the past or currently work with them for creative or professional pursuits. Or, I think it's a useful resource to share.

Sparkles Podcast <3 

Boonie Sripom, MA (ENFP) & Rachel Moore, LMFT (INFP) are so excited to share their thoughts on creativity, mental health, MBTI, and xNFP things! Thank you for visiting! You are now a Sparkler! Please check back soon for more content. #spreadthesparkle

A place to be brave.


Quora is a place to gain and share knowledge. It's a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. I answer questions on MBTI, early education, parenting, HSP, and giftedness. I am currently the top writer for the topic of ENFP :) 

 


The mission of OC Shrinks is to create a space for therapists and mental health professionals in the OC to learn more about the services we all offer, and create referral sources that are built of trust and connection!  Like us on FaceBook!


The Geek Therapy Community offers space for discussion, sharing resources, and support for geeks who are interested in mental health, therapy and education. All are welcome! 

The community also has podcasts


Take This is a nonprofit that educates on mental health, and seeks to reduce mental health stigmas in geek and gamer community. They have an AFK room where trained volunteers and licensed mental health professionals help convention attendees have a quiet space to calm through all the rush at large events. 

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UC Irvine is the first public university to create an eSports program. They have an eSports arena where students can game on campus during the day. Each summer, a Girls in Gaming Camp runs where young female gamers are given opportunity to explore the industry to learn about challenges and overcoming them. I spoke on gaming and harassment at the 2017 summer camp. 


AIGA OC are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, working to be a practical resource, support network, and platform for local creative professionals and creative communities.

We are a community platform that invests in people, supporting ideas and organizations that demonstrate creative excellence, and the value of design thinking in Orange County.
We do this as volunteers, with help from a network of community partners, like-minded organizations, and you!