As an artist with a platform, it’s my duty to stand for issues and causes I believe in. As a business owner, I want you to know you deserve to understand the core values and ethics that drive my business before you make a purchase.

I’m an Iranian-Mexican-Citizen Potawatomi Nation woman. I’m an intersectional feminist, and I acknowledge that the various identities that belong to us can often compound the discrimination we experience. This understanding shapes the work I do and how I work with coaching clients.

I also acknowledge that white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, ageism, ableism, racism, colorism, and religious discrimination are baked into governmental, religious, and academic institutional structures, so many artists and creatives don’t have access to the resources they need in order to do the work they are born to do.

I am dedicated to building a more just and equitable world for artists and creatives, and will consistently use my platform to do so.

Here’s how I plan to do that:

Resources:

BOOK: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

BOOK: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

WATCH: How to Be an Antiracist – Jemele Hill interviews Ibram X. Kendi at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival

WATCH: The Path to Ending Systemic Racism in the U.S. – TED Talk with Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero, Chris Anderson, and Whitney Pennington Rodgers

WATCH: The Urgency of Intersectionality – TED Talk with Kimberlé Crenshaw and Abby Dobson

LISTEN: This Land – Crooked Media, hosted by Rebecca Nagle

 

This page will never be static. I plan to update and change the content as I become more aware and educated.