Nourish Wonder. Inspire Action.Care For All.
– Rita Wong, poet
I work as a transdisciplinary artist, facilitator and educator. With a passion for communities, collaboration and culture, my work aims to move us towards life affirming change.
Working across industries with social impact leaders, community organizers, governments, affinity groups and schools, my commitment is to elevate the art of community building, change making and people power.
With 30+ years of experience in performance, music, poetry and celebration arts, I invite you into embodied ways of fathoming history, futures and inquiries.
I bring my love of people and collaborative instincts to lift ideas – and transform pragmatics into poetics.
I take pleasure in working across sectors with social impact leaders, organizers, governments, affinity groups, schools and other artists. Let’s find a time to explore what’s possible together.
My poetry and other written works have been included in a stack of publications, including most recently in the collections below.
The land, water and peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories have welcomed and nurtured the potential of my newcomer family and me, who was born here. I am grateful. As I assume the responsibilities of my presence here on these shared, unsurrendered sovereign homelands, may my efforts offer something in return, in solidarity and friendship.
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