I praise the intersection of story, lyric, and history. I want to heal. I support. I encourage. I resist productivity culture, dominant culture, and move toward making for the sake of making. I believe community building and relational healing will set us free. I am a disrupter. I believe the lived-in body is art-—everything begins here. I queer spaces and decolonize spaces and take up space and make space and pay attention. Let's make space for all bodies. Let’s heal with wholeness and integration. Let’s tell truths. Let’s start in body, in breath, in movement for all, in a revival of the human body as a creative, thriving, thrusting, primal, sensual, joyful, weeping thing.
born blue//not without breath//blue like mountain like sky//always open//a blue want
queer, like love, is a verb
born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia I came of age here and then again surrounded by water in Norfolk then lived a half-life in New Mexico surrounded by sky/mountains/goats I milked until I left one life for another life how many lives in a body fell in love with Colorado and the Rockies I walked and climbed
currently in Richmond, Virginia—a river city a city built by colony by slavery by a confederacy falling and still hovering around the policies like America has been and will be until revolution
as an educator and healing advocate I believe in: community building + encouragement + practice-based living and art + personal narratives + writing practice + everything as practice + poems + embodied everything + making for the sake of making + radical accessibility + admitting mistakes + asking how can I do better
how can we listen better//look closer///ask better questions
contact me for more + come to a class + reach out + reach