How long have you been a part of TCC? How did you get connected? I’ve been a part of TCC for almost 2 years now, and I was connected to The Courage Collective through a series of weird serendipities that included the Amazon Forest, a job interview, a spontaneous friendship, and a professional referral. Yikes! It would take me a minimum of 15 minutes to explain it all : )
Share your why. Why is DEI important to you? At its root, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is all about acknowledging differences, affirming differences, accepting differences, and appreciating differences. DEIB work is artistry, and I am an artist who cares deeply for the collective health of humanity. All people, no matter their differences, have a right to be seen, heard, nurtured, and encouraged. I see my work with The Courage Collective as the meaningful promotion of these four inalienable human rights.
Share one identity that is important to you right now. As an African Descendant of American Slaves, I carry—within my veins—the strength and resilience of a people who have, despite extreme opposition, continued to believe that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are theirs as well.
What superlative would you win?
Most likely to hug a tree in public.
Most likely to quote a Clubber Lang scene (Rocky 3) verbatim.
Most likely to disappear for a few days and come back with buried treasure.
Most likely to plan a trip for all my friends to Antarctica.