Michelle Lauren Anderson, MA, MBA, is a Minnesota native. At 2 years old, she was burned on over 91% of her body. She learned how to navigate life with her scars on her sleeves. After attending a camp for burn survivors in Colorado, she fell in love with horses and spent years training and competing horses. She is now an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. When Michelle is not spending time with her animals she is a Business Analyst and is writing a book about her burn survivor journey. As a survivor Michelle has faced exclusion and ableism from her burn injury, today she advocates for inclusion and equity for those with differences. Visit her website for more information (https://survivornotvictim.com/).