I am an artist and activist focused on social justice and community building, producing events that support artistic expression and cultural change.
I am a co-founder of Austin’s BedPost Confessions, Texas’s singular monthly storytelling series on sexuality. I am a producer of the 14/48 Austin Festival and I also produced the Ladies Are Funny Festival, Texas’s only women’s comedy festival, for 6 years. I love public speaking and emceeing events as well as facilitating workshops and trainings.
I am drawn to projects and people involving collaboration, creativity, and the intersection of civil engagement and art. My mission is to deepen human relationships and to help create space for artists and activists to grow their work. I am dedicated to creating and holding space for people in their search for meaning and connection.
Currently, I am the Associate Director of the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas, a non-profit focused on helping women and girls get the tools they need for the lives they want. My work skills range from non-profit arts management, fundraising, strategic planning, volunteer management, event production, and facilitation. I have a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Georgia and a Master’s of Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University and the Leadership Institute of Seattle.
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