My perspective is that of an Afro-Indigenous woman who was adopted into a white family at the age of 9 months old.
I grew up in an entirely white existence just down the road from the largest annual white supremacy gathering in Canada and surrounded by generations of discrimination.
Through this lifetime experience, I fully understand what racism feels like - not just as a woman of colour - but also as a person raised by white folks in white communities. I know how discrimination works inside the thought patterns of whiteness and I know how to dismantle it.
Have you ever woken up one day and decided - that’s it, you’d had enough? That’s how I came to this work.
COVID hit - I lost 2 jobs on the same day and spent a month stressing hard on how I was going to get my 2 kids through it all. Then George Floyd’s life was destroyed - and the world erupted.
We have had enough and on behalf of my children and our ancestors, I will do what I can with the time I have, to co-create community change.
fun fact # 1
I'm a single mama.
Some might think this is not a "fun" fact but lemme tell ya, it takes MAGIC to raise two neurodivergent teenagers into self-loving, genuine and confident beings - choosing to keep it light and have FUN is a HUGE part of my parental success story.
FUN FACT # 2
Crocheting is my happy place!
Currently i'm working in a long cardigan for myself and the patchwork Harry Styles sweater for my son.
I am beyond obsessed with
The Great Canadian Baking Show.
Not all baking shows.
Just this one.
My dog breed is Rottweiler.
I am the pupper-mama to TWO sisters aged 3 and 5 years old, from the same parents but different litters, and one day I'd like to breed rotties. Best. Breed. Ever.
Working with Nadi is a holistic process beginning with your honest curiosity to doing the work of anti-racism and anti-discrimination. It is a gentle process - and a deeply connected process - as we pioneer into the framework of this work and face what surfaces along the way.