3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME AND MY DESIGN PRACTICE
01 ENGAGING THE WHOLE SELF
I’m genuinely interested in engaging the whole person and designing effective strategies and frameworks that develop the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of communities.
I recognize that we are multidimensional people with a unique set of needs, concerns, motivations, and aspirations and that our relationships and environments make an impact on our lived experiences.
02 UNCOVERING DESIGN’S ROLE IN HEALING
I ground my practice in compassion, truth-telling and acceptance and enjoy uncovering ways these core values continue to inform design’s role as a transformative tool for healing. I believe that design is an experience that can awaken creativity, disrupt intersecting systems of oppression, and reimagine a future that brings
joy to the present moment.
03 EMBODYING A POSSIBILITY MINDSET
I activate both systematic and intuitive abilities and have found the combination to be both a personal and professional asset. Valued as one of my unique gifts and superpowers, it allows me to focus on the possibilities, not just the problems, and tap into sensibilities that build connection with others and meet the unique needs of the people who are directly impacted by the design process.
As a holistic design strategist, I SPECIALIZE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
Experience Design for workshops, retreats, orientations and gatherings
Listening Session Models & Community Action Guides
Creative Dialogue & Facilitation
Design Research, Data Analysis & Storytelling
Values-Based Manifestos & Principles
I ENGAGE COMMUNITIES THROUGH INTERACTIVE SESSIONS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
Compassionate and anti-oppressive practices in mental health
Recognizing and responding to depression among
Black women and Black families
Mindfulness in social and cultural practice
Design as a transformative tool for healing and justice
Personal strategies for radical self-compassion and self-care
*All co-design and collaborative work is community-driven and will be personalized to meet the unique needs of those who are directly impacted by the design process and problem.
*Rates will be negotiated based on the type of organization as well as the scale of work needed.
PRACTICE + COMMUNITY BASED WORK
Project topic issues include:
Reducing Underage Drinking, Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore + Oliver Youth
Creating Smoke-free Homes Healthiair Intervention, Baltimore City Health Department
Building Graduate Connections, MICA Grad Orientation 2017
Discovering Goals + Visions, MA Social Design Program
Amplifying Our Creative Power for Community Transformation, USDAC Decatur Imagining
Mindful Social Practice, MA Social Design Program