teaching & facilitation
I've been teaching in classrooms as well as conducting workshops and circles on storytelling, poetry, journaling, and using language to dream and remember as a practice of liberation for over five years.
I work in New York City public schools as an arts educator, co-teaching classes of middle and high school students, almost all of them black or brown, who are exploring the power of their personal truths in a moment of potential radical change. I am also a consultant at the Columbia School of Social Work Writing Center, where I meet in individual sessions with master's and PhD candidates to offer tools and insights to support their writing. And for three summers I was an instructor at the School of the New York Times; there I taught high school students from across the globe in a range of pre-college courses: writing about cities and immigrant communities, personal narrative, culture essays and reporting, and more. Independently I facilitate spaces where participants interrogate their voices, histories, and too often repressed subjectivities toward making art that reflects an alternate reality, or one emerging from the margins or ruptures of our collective epistemics. I have shared these skills at conferences and community programs hosted by The New School, Barnard, Pratt, Arts & Democracy, and BRIC among others.
I aim for all of my efforts as an educator to be student-led and am engaged in an ongoing process of developing a praxis around dismantling teacher-leaner power structures, implementing anti-racist pedagogy, and decolonizing education systems broadly.
If you would like to book me to lead a workshop, please fill out the form on my contact page!