All people regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, profession and ability wholly deserve to be treated with respect. I see diversity as a strength, build inclusive spaces, promote accessibility, and know that all oppression is connected. I acknowledge that Ottawa stands on unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory and support implementation of all recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
"Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public." - Cornell West
I'm an advocate for trauma stewardship, which Laura van Dernoot Lipsky defines as: "a daily practice through which individuals, organizations, and societies tend to the hardship, pain, or trauma experienced by humans, other living beings, or our planet itself. Those who support trauma stewardship believe that both joy and pain are realities of life, and that suffering can be transformed into meaningful growth and healing when a quality of presence is cultivated and maintained even in the face of great suffering.”
personal transformation + collective liberation = freedom from suffering
"Another world is not only possible. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." ― Arundhati Roy