I see and value the wisdom of what cannot be easily defined, contained, or understood.
I see, think, and do things differently, intentionally diverging from the status quo in the interest of creative destruction and more generative world-building.
I seek to transform the current conditions into a liberated future.
I honour and build on existing strengths to create powerful patterns of change across scales.
I work with marginalized communities and community members to reclaim their own power on their terms.
Anti-Oppression & Solidarity:
I work to resist and eliminate oppression at every opportunity, most importantly, by working in solidarity with those most impacted by systems of oppression.
I holistically mobilize theory to practice to effect systems change.
*In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the Arkenstone, also called "the King's Jewel" was a gem and family heirloom in the Line of Durin, and sought after by Thorin Oakenshield