create movement beyond theory
Educator & Consultant
I approach my work as an educator the same way I approach community work: we are not in the business of burning bridges. As an educator, I work to build capacity and skills for myself and others to remain present during difficult conversations as we unlearn oppressive systems and remain committed to imagining the unlimited, justice-oriented possibilities of the future.
My work is informed by my lived experience as well as my academic and professional experience. It is important that our work towards justice remains wholistic to address multiple systems of oppression. I balance this work by centering trainings in learning about the self; our lived experiences, how we have internalized dominant narratives of power, and how we can learn about ourselves in order to more clearly engage with others.
What to Expect
During our first consultation, we will spend the time getting to know each other. We will prioritize the location in which your needs meet my theories and practices of social justice education and diversity, equity, and inclusivity consulting. While I have an archive of keynotes, presentations, trainings, and facilitations, we will work together to decide what can be best constructed to meet your needs. Everything that I create will be informed by critical theory and fact-checked statistics. My pedagogy and practices will be informed by feminist, Black, Indigenous, and Chicana theories of storytelling, group process, and radical change (Radical: [especially of change or action] relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough). Together we can create or anticipate anything from a 20-minute keynote to a 90-minute presentation to a 6-hour retreat to an ongoing weekly/monthly/quarter scaffolded education program. In addition to creating material for front-facing training and retreats, we can also create a consulting contract in which we schedule meeting/s to update documents, improve current institutional language/vocabulary, or shift processes such as hiring, recruitment, or promotion. By the end of this consultation, we can have an idea of what our work together might look like and a flexible estimate for the cost of the contract. I am looking forward to working with you.