1219 University Ave, SE Minneapolis, MN, United States
I am the Executive Director and one of the founders of Gaia Democratic School. Before Gaia, I spent over 25 years at Second Foundation School (founded in 1970). I helped start the collectively run Hard Times Cafe in 1992. I have worked with many youth programs including District 202, YouthLink, and the St. Paul Parks and Rec department. I believe in real youth empowerment.
I am a multi-disciplined artist who enjoys playing with color, sound, symbols, ceremony and performance.
I have studied many forms of martial and healing arts. I began practicing Reiki in 2000, under guidance from Elizabeth Nirebe Davies, and became a Reiki Master in 2002.
I am an initiated priest of Eshu, Ifa, Osayin, and Egungun. I work primarily with ancestors, orisha, lwa, and the Great Mothers. I have had the honor to be under the guidance of Yeye Luisah Teish, Iya Amoke Kubat, Iya Origbega, Awo Falokun and a member of Ile Orunmila Edan.
I am a non binary, Jewitch queer person living with age, white, heterosexual (and other) privileges on occupied Dakota land. My heritage includes Russian, Italian, Albanian, Spanish, French, Irish and German.