" Justice is What Love Looks Like in Public" - Cornell West
In solidarity with global movements, I stand for justice, peace, liberation, and joy for all beings! I know that we are interconnected and interdependent - the toxic patterns of dominant culture impact everyone. Beyond just being inclusive, I work on being actively anti-racist and anti-oppressive, more generally. I am committed to dismantling systems of oppression, healing unresolved trauma, and building healthy communities.
When I lean into discomfort, perhaps someone else can lean into ease. I continually explore how to use my privilege to bring people in from the margins, redistribute power, and center love in our communities. In big and small ways, I make reparations to ensure that people who are marginalized by dominant culture have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive.
“A commitment to ethics begins with recognizing that everything we do makes waves. These waves begin in body, speech, and mind, and ripple through our lives and those of others.” – Michael Stone
Ottawa stands on unceded Algonquin and Anishinabek territory. May we honour Indigenous peoples for a long legacy of resilience in the face of colonial forces and acknowledge the deep well of wisdom they carry. I support all Calls for Action of Canada's Truth & Reconciliation Commission.