If you have breath in your body, you can heal your body.
I believe that creating art and creating life are connected and invest my time in people, projects, and communities that explore these practices. My first love was clay in the ceramics studio and I spent my formative years throwing forms on the wheel and hand-building platters exploring this craft. I went on to become a certified K-12 art teacher, turned non-profit manager, turned small business owner. I’ve worked at Pittsburgh Public Schools, was a director at the August Wilson Center, and even returned to my roots at the Manchester Bidwell Corporation traveling the country to support start-up nonprofits. During this time, I was also the board chair of New Voices for Reproductive Justice – a nonprofit dedicated to the health and wellbeing of black women, femmes, and girls.
Art, social justice, reproductive justice, serving black women, and wellness have been through lines in my work for my entire life. In 2018 I combined these threads when I created YOGAMOTIF – exploring creativity as a wellness practice through #yogapaintparty workshops and, now, prenatal yoga.
During this season, you’ll find me supporting people who birth through prenatal and pelvic floor yoga at YOGAMOTIF’s virtual studio. I’m also working behind the scenes on our patent-pending yoga paint party mat – moving our product through manufacturing so the world can, one day, experience yoga paint party workshops and embody this creative healing practice