My name is Blake Butler; I am 22 years old, I was born and raised in Texarkana on the Arkansas side. I went to school in Fouke until I graduated in 2013. From fall of 2013 to December 2014, I attended Cossatot Community College in Nashville, Arkansas. In January of 2015, I transferred to the University of Arkansas at Hope in Texarkana where I attended for a little over a year until I graduated with my Associates Degree in April of 2016. From June of 2016 to today, I am now attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where I am enrolled in the social work program through the University where I plan to get my BSW in social work and eventually my MSW.
It was my interest in the social sciences that brought me into the field of social work, along with the opportunity of using Equality Texarkana for my assignment my first year in the program. It is my personal beliefs that attracted me to seeing the need for Equality Texarkana needed in this unique town where two states meet. I also want to see the LGBT community in this area receive the resources and the support it desperately needs, as a member of the LGBT community the lack of services also affects me personally, and I would want the same for others just like me.
I spend my free time blogging on various websites, spending time at home with my dogs, playing video games, shopping when I am not working on assignments and projects for school. I enjoy spending time with friends and making small talk with people, although I do admit I am shy and it is a challenge for to overcome meeting new people.