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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.

Starri Hedges, ARTist living The Education Revolution

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