What do you do?
I had a life experience of dealing with intersectional challenges as a Deaf Black Indigenous Womxn of Color (DBIWOC) which guided me to be creative in seeking transformative solutions to dismantle systemic oppressions. From this contemplative insight, I am a co-founder and creative visionary of Cascadia Deaf Nation, a For Profit Social Enterprise which empowers Deaf Black Indigenous People of Color (DBIPOC*) in BC, WA and OR to co-create solutions to dismantle systemic oppressions or injustices through its transformative cooperative economic model (can be also known as solidarity movement model). I am also a Ph.D student in Transformative Studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). I also offer transpersonal/spiritual guidance on the side when time alignment permits me to.
What do I love about this area?
I truly appreciate what Bellingham offers: fertile ground of the need for authentic social and cultural change that could lead Bellingham to become more conscious of what needs to be change on the local level through critical dialogue about race and privilege. I also appreciate some people in Bellingham taking the time to communicate with me in American Sign Language (ASL) reflecting the willingness to co-create a healthy cultural shift in rebuilding human connection.