Visual and Performing Artist, Creativity Coach, Community Development Facilitator, Writer
Five Words About Me:
Curious, creative, introspective, compassionate, enthusiastic
One Surprising Skill:
Surprising to who? Sometimes folk are surprised that a “Creative” like myself is also very left-brained, with an appreciation for math and science — and power wood-working tools. This does not surprise me or anyone who knows me but…
Almost everything I do now I learned as a child. My mother taught me how to recite my “pieces” for church. My grandmother encouraged me to write. My father bought my first paint set, and I learned harmony in choir. I learned the art of story by listening to the women in my childhood kitchen.
I am first and foremost a storyteller. I’ve used story to facilitate challenging discussions around race and culture and also to entertain and educate. I’ve presented “Learn through Play” workshops for early childhood educators and toured the country presenting educational programs. I even danced with a frog on Nick, Jr. TV.
My visual art arises from my heritage and culture. The reactions to my work have deepened my commitment to tell story through art. I earned an M.A. in Creativity Studies in 2014 and am developing workshops and coaching for individuals and organizations and spending time in the studio.