I take an intersectional approach to anti-oppression work, and builds communities of practices based in mutual respect, justice, equity, and joy. As a white person and ally in the work of anti-racism, I will always work on behalf of equity and justice in the arts community, knowing the work is never done. I am keenly aware of the multiple oppressions that exist in the professional arts world, including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and other biases that are so corrosive to our community. My work and activism build on my experience training with artEquity, my work in arts service and as a professional development educator, and other community-based, intersectional practices.
I partners with artists and nonprofits to dismantle systems of oppression that are harmful to our creativity, our authentic connections, and our productivity as creative workers, and helps artists and institutions build resilient systems that are honest about how oppression operates in our lives and our work, and that challenges these systems wherever possible. This includes advocating for fair wages for artists and nonprofit workers, collaborative decision-making processes, consensus-based and shared leadership models, authentic community engagement, centering historically marginalized voices, and addressing personal bias.