I am grateful that my work is grounded in intentional co-creation with people that I deeply respect and admire in service to caring for and re-connecting people to their inner knowings and their purpose in and visions for the world.
I am attracted to projects that support humanity's internal, spiritual and ultimately societal evolution at the intersection of land, restoration, transformation and sovereignty. I am also interested in expanding our relationship with all of our resources - time, space, nature, each other, higher consciousness - and how money can serve this intention.
Below I share more about the why of these projects and how they intersect with my work
in service to Sacred Futures.
More details on these collaborative projects can be found on their respective websites.
New Seneca Village
Founder + Co-Executive Director
NSV was born out of my long career in philanthropy, recognizing over and over the ways that the present philanthropic system under resources and overburdens women of color grantees in particular.
The nonprofit funding system we have now is more concerned with goals and outcomes and ways to measure the impact of the work than with the thriving of the people who steward the missions and relationships that make up the work. Additionally, the philanthropic and nonprofit fields are not in any deep conversation about the holistic - mental, physical, communal and spiritual - aspects of successful and sustainable leadership, organizational development or movement stewardship.
New Seneca Village is designed to shift the current paradigm of how we show up for the leaders who always show up for our collective future.
We center those who are not traditionally centered
We support them generously and abundantly
We prioritize their personhood and agency over their roles, titles and orgs.
We offer leaders restorative time, space and practices within intentional community
We provide leaders access to gorgeous land and restorative practices, our partners in centering restoration, connection and visioning for leaders and their communities.
We provide ongoing connection in a community centered on restoration, connection and visioning.
There are many hopes for how this work will inform the lives and work of leaders, and through them their communities and the world. Central among our hopes is that leaders remember themselves, their purpose and visions and the resources beyond money that support their sustained leadership. The wild hope is that leaders will make decisions that center holistically resourced strategies, resources and individual and organizational boundaries that de-center problem-oriented, scarcity and burnout models that the system currently incentivizes.
What change is possible when leaders are deeply connected to their own sovereignty and visions, when their leadership is holistically sustained and they are in community with others who are similarly grounded?
Co-Founder + Co-President
I have always been intrigued by what is possible in the next phase of learning within our society. As a person who loves to learn and enjoys school, I am still clear that its main purpose is to create more cogs for the wheel instead of developing transformative thinkers and leaders.
I am also cognizant of the ways that memorizing and regurgitating facts does not serve when there are so many ways where our investigation into and development of our own humanity, our relationships to one another and our consciousness goes largely unexplored.
I am enlivened by the idea of creating a free schooling opportunity that supports the personal, spiritual and relational development of young leaders (and life-long learners) who are committed to being in relationship with and service to our collective future.
Website under development.