What Matters to Me
Values transparency has become increasingly important to me as both a consumer of products and of information. What I stand for is also a vital part of my work, given that the industries I am critiquing and attempting to disrupt continue to be rooted in oppressive structures and systems.
Weight stigma, ableism, and white supremacy, in particular, run rampant in health/wellness and fitness spaces, and the responsibility of leading the charge toward increased understanding, acceptance, and change sits squarely on the shoulders of the privileged.
- I am an LGBTQIA+ ally.
- My feminism is intersectional and includes the transgender community.
- I acknowledge privilege (especially my own) and follow many educators from marginalized communities with the intent of becoming further aware of the effects of systemic oppression.
- The climate crisis has weighed heavily on me for many years, and I grieve for the hardships my son is likely to experience in his lifetime because of it. This grief has led me to sustainability education and climate activism— and to unequivocally support the fight for Indigenous People’s rights.
- I believe that true community means that we take care of all of our fellow humans, even the ones who, for any number of reasons, are unable to take care of themselves.
A portion of my time is dedicated to consistent learning in various social justice arenas as well as in ecological sustainability and economic shift.
A portion of my income is donated monthly to various organizations as well as to local individuals in need. Organizations I support include but are not limited to the following: RAVEN, Our Place, and The Narwhal.
-I am grateful to reside on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish Lekwungen-speaking people-