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I am an artist, activist, and recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. I am also concentrating, or minoring, in Gender, Sexuality & Race, as well as Environmental Studies.

My work is driven by locating myself in the world around me and being in conversation with that through my making. These conversa… Read More
I am an artist, activist, and recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. I am also concentrating, or minoring, in Gender, Sexuality & Race, as well as Environmental Studies.

My work is driven by locating myself in the world around me and being in conversation with that through my making. These conversations shift as I move through physical and mental locations, as well as with the constant changes, conversations, events, that occur in the world around me. Community is what grounds me. To have folks with whom I can be in conversation -- be it day to day talk, storytelling, organizing -- a place to share and to learn with each other. To be connected to and working with those in my communities - of friendship, of femmeship, of activists, of organizers, of artists, of femmes, of queerness, or woman-ness. 

These are the spaces in which I locate myself, in organizing and community spaces, through interaction and performance.

In my work, my goal is to begin to address mental health issues in the queer community through communal clothing making. Clothing can play a large role in creating identity, but the fashion industry ascribes to a gendered system that does not adequately provide for the experiences of many members of the queer community. By creating a communal space in which people are given the skills, tools and resources necessary for creating their own clothing, the individual is given the power to craft their own identity, on their own terms, in a supportive environment.

The clothing industry does not address the needs of many people -- this includes gender nonconforming people, people of different body shapes and sizes, various cultural, racial and ethnic identities, to name a few. I hope to begin to address this problem through community clothing making. Read Less
  • Front-End, Customer Service
    Wal-Mart Stores — Raynham, MA, USA
  • Pre-College Teaching Assistant
    Office of Continuing Education, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Pre-College Resident Advisor
    Office of Residence Life, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Resident Advisor
    Office of Residence Life, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Office Assistant
    Office of Residence Life, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Teaching Assistant
    Department of Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Teaching Assistant
    Department of Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Technician Assistant
    Department of Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Intern
    STM Designs — San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Intern
    Femina Potens Art Gallery — Berkeley, CA, USA
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Member since: Sep 3, 2011