Ritual has always been a part of my life. As I deepened my practice of immersive/interactive performance, my love of ritual deepened and became the center of my artistic practice. My connection to and with ritual is deeply rooted in a desire to hold space for healing and transformation. I create rituals with and for my community. Some are developed and shared, others are meant to be experienced in your own home, some are created for a specific moment. Rituals are developed with an eye toward ancient narratives, the significance of shared culture and an effort to create work that aids in the decentralization of power in performance venues and the decolonization of community.
Ritual is a powerful tool for creating the world/life/communities we want to see. A shared culture of intentionality and commemoration of events is central to a strong foundation. For many folx, ritual is tied to individual religious experiences and the larger culture of religious extremism, toxicity and oppression. This work is a specific effort to build community and resources for folx who are developing their own practice around ritual as part of a larger effort to decolonize their lives.
I am a ritual/multidisciplinary artist, educator, producer, organizer and activist. I am fat, queer, able-bodied, white, and non-binary. My work in immersive performance, ritual, anti-oppressive organizing and spiritual development serve as a spring board for this work empowering individuals to deepen their holistic understanding of themselves and their communities.