I am a gifted and deeply intuitive Magician, the Archetype that makes things happen. I am a skilled facilitator, educator, and connector who explores the creative potential in every person, project, or interest that comes into my sphere of influence. As a storyteller and educator, I use my considerable expertise and intuition to focus on building leaders and mentors, shifting people’s perspectives of themselves and others, and speaking directly to the necessity for inclusion and equity as practice.
Throughout my life, I have created opportunities where none existed, finding financial support through my college years, building a unique course of study for a Master’s degree, creating a rich and engaging program of skill-building and self-discovery for the incarcerated women I taught, and constantly redefining myself and my career. I have organized a wide variety of collaborative projects including a collaborative book, two collections of “This I Believe” essays from 150 incarcerated women, community conversation events focused on reproductive justice featuring two highly acclaimed films from local directors, and co-founded The Eleanor Club, a place for women to openly discuss influence and inclusion.
Recently, I developed a visual processing method I call Storyclouding™. Storyclouding™ is a way to discover our shared stories using art and language, resulting in beautiful and compelling Wordcloud portraits. I bring my considerable gifts as a facilitator to this practice, as well as profound insight and kindness for people doing the hard work of personal change. Using art to facilitate a shared process allows participants to access more of their personal capacity, and automatically shifts them into a different mode of thinking and interacting.
Envisioning the unexpected and unexplored, then creating a way to make it real is my natural state of being. I make things happen, in my own life and as part of my work with others. I believe that sharing our stories is the key to transforming how we interact and connect with each other.