You See I Am, LLC is a self-portrait project giving voice to people from all walks of life, challenging stereotypes and labels, and inviting people to see beyond assumptions and fears. The project promotes the first person stories of people through images and words via photography classes, social media, print poster campaigns, and exhibits.
In addition to facilitating You See I Am, Liz Gottlieb is the author of We Are One: Stories of Work, Life, and Love, and is a licensed clinical social worker with a part time private practice in Gainesville, Florida. After receiving her MSW from Hunter College CUNY, she worked for years as assistant director and acting director of the Members Assistance Program, a social service department within 1199/SEIU, a large health and hospital workers union in NYC. She has been working to address the problems associated with the roles fear and insecurity can play in our inability to truly get to know one another, and strives to help tackle societal ignorance and the lack of connection between people’s true inner identity and the other’s “outer” assumptions.