This piece is a testimony to the power of truth-telling and a call to raise our voices in solidarity with those womxn in our communities who are breaking the silence. There is power and beauty in the diversity of our life experiences as womxn and integrating our differences is essential to our collective fight for liberation.Read More
In this piece I intend to focus on those marginalized parts of ourselves, the parts that we are most reluctant to share with others, the roots beneath the soil.
This poem and painting were born out of what I have learned about the healing power of accompaniment, of being witnessed and accompanied in all of who we are.Read More
Beyond our fear, I believe that we are free. We are free to love and embrace difference and diversity. We are free to welcome and include those different from ourselves. We are free to unlearn our own violence and participation in systems of oppression and free to learn from different perspectives.Read More
In many ways, this piece is meant to be a reminder of that lesson and the need for self-love and compassion. I need that reminder every single day. And I trust that I am not alone.Read More
I hope this piece can serve as one attempt to visualize the expressed needs of folks with disabilities, a call to action to those of us who are able-bodied and do not live with a disability, to grow in solidarity with those who do.Read More
The Zapatistas remind us that those most marginalized among us have so much to teach us.
Those who have suffered most, who have chosen healing and resistance to systems of oppression are the wise visionaries among us, if only we could learn to listen.Read More
I believe in the power of this image to celebrate the courage of women and men like Ligons, Hill and Crump and to inspire important questions about abuse, oppression, marginalization, courage and justice in our own lives and our own communities.Read More
This second piece with Doña Máxima’s words (translated into English), “I am poor and illiterate but I know that our lake and the mountains are our real treasure and I will fight so that… they are not destroyed,” speak to the clarity in her vision and the resilience in her spirit.Read More
I first heard the full story of Doña Máxima Acuña an indigenous woman from the Peruvian Andes, through the documentary “Hija de la Laguna” (Daughter of the Lake). I learned how, since 2011, she has resisted the imposition of a multinational mining company that has repeatedly and violently attempted to remove her from her home. I learned how she committed to protecting the Laguna Azul de Cajamarca, the lake on her land that the mining company would effectively destroy if not for her resistance.Read More
I have been particularly moved by the call to white people to address issues of racism in their own white communities. The “& You Stood With Me III” piece is one attempt at a response to that call.Read More
In this piece I intend to break through outdated constructions of what it means to love our LGBTQI+ friends and family. I intend to challenge the belief that one can “love the sinner but reject the sin,” and instead offer a way of understanding love and solidarity rooted in the expressed needs of LGBTQI+ folks.Read More
In addition to the homeless and hungry among us, I found myself in daily contact with women who needed shelter, inclusion, a listening ear, understanding, empathy, support, and solidarity. I believe we are also called to accompany women who are marginalized and suffering from abuse, sexual assault, discrimination, exclusion and isolation.Read More