Welcome, I am a professional Social Worker with a strong commitment to reducing oppression and implementing social justice.
I provide professional trainings, consultations, keynotes, and expert witness testimony.
I am an author and illustrator. I create customized art work for social justice projects around the world and I am the creator of the Polkadot Series and the Feminist Trading Card series.
I hold a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington School of Social Work. I completed a Bachelor’s degree at Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a dual major in Intercultural Studies and Linguistics.
I have nearly fifteen years of experience providing advocacy, counseling, training, and education to a variety of clientele and audiences.
I am a Professor of Psychology, Race and Ethnic Studies, Transgender Studies, History and Social Work.
I am passionate about creating Liberating spaces and carving out access with and for those who are impacted by oppression- for those whose voices are most often silenced.
I am a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers and am thus bound by the NASW Code of Ethics.
I developed the Washington State Health Care Authority Training curriculum “Serving Transgender Patrons with Sensitivity and Competency,” and trained over 1000 Health Care Authority staff and administrators.
I am a violence-prevention specialist with experience and familiarity providing and navigating victim/survivor services.
I am honored to use and promote Informed Consent as a Standard of Care to support Trans people accessing gender-confirming health care. I am an ICATH trainer, and advocate.
I have developed and taught a Transgender Studies curriculum at The Evergreen State College and I present regularly at regional and international conferences focused on gender justice, transgender and queer issues and rights.
I am Faculty at South Puget Sound Community College where I currently teach Multicultural History and Psychology courses.
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Washington. License #SA60179002 and NPI #1134414857
I am the Author and Illustrator of the Polkadot Series, a series of children’s books that value and teach gender diversity and Trans-liberation.
I am a co-founder of the Friends Ugandan Safe Transport Fund and I engage in regional, national and international grassroots education and activism to center Trans and Queer folks of color+.