Like many activists and organizers, I wear many hats. In part because of my varied marginalized identities, I teach, talk, and facilitate discussion about a variety of topics (and their intersections).
Whether you're looking for a keynote speaker for a large (or small!) conference, a transformative workshop, or someone with the skills to lead a small or large group or panel discussion, peruse this section to get a feel for what I can offer you.
Depending on the size of your organization (or the class privilege of an individual donor/sponsor), length of time required (including behind the scenes), etc., the prices listed below may vary. However, I list them for transparency, to give you an idea of what is generally expected.
This work is how I survive capitalism, so it is important that I get paid. Unless I know you (or your lack of class privilege necessitates it) and we've personally negotiated such or the context warrants it (for example, most conferences don't pay workshop leaders - though they should), I don't work for free. #BlackPocketsMatter
PLEASE NOTE THAT WORKSHOPS AND OTHER TOPICS BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL, UPDATING, AND OTHER CHANGES. SO REACH OUT TO ME FOR ANY INQUIRIES OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, WORKSHOP RATES ARE $600 BASE RATE, PLUS $75 FOR EVERY EXTRA HOUR OF LABOR BEYOND THE FIVE HOURS INCLUDED IN THE BASE RATE
The Elephant in the Waiting Room: Self-Love, Health, and Queering Fat Acceptance
Effective Strategies for Organizing for Fat Liberation
"You're Just Fat:" Interrogating Fat Antagonism as a Form of Ableism
Beyond the Couch: Healing Outside of Western Paradigms of Therapy
Look Like a Man: Exogender Identity, Race, Color, Size, and The Language We Need (Workshop for Black/African-descended folks only, base rate $200-300 plus $35 per extra hour - depends on org/individual donor's resources)
Art As Resistance: How Culture Creators Edify Our Movements
Who Hurt You: The Internal Work Necessary for Movement Building
The Bluest Eye: Internalized Anti-Blackness and Its Manifestation in Our Lives, Our Movements (Workshop for Black/African-descended folks only, base rate $200-300 plus $35 per extra hour - depends on org/individual donor's resources)
Show Me The Money: Disabled Experiences and Brainstorming Solutions in Hiring, Firing, Self-Employment, and Class Warfare
Bi+ (plus) Stories, Experiences, and Visions of Who We Are: An Archive of Us
We Been Here: Disabled Black Folk in Racial Justice Movements and Vice Versa
Organizing for Bi+ (plus) Lives
* Please note that workshops listed above can be modified for time and, to a certain extent, audience, but the basic content and takeways will be the same.
In addition to the above offered workshops, you can also contact me if you'd like to collaborate on the creation of a unique workshop for your school/ related to my knowledge and skill sets.
Humble, student activist beginnings! Oh to be 21 again! lol
Various subtopics, including Blackness and disability, Blackness and bi+ (plus) identity, Blackness and fat liberation politics, Blackness and self-love/healing, Blackness and class/poverty
Various subtopics, including the language of fat politics, fatness and self-love/healing, medical fat antagonism, the history of fat liberation movement in the colonized U.S., fat liberation politics and Black identity, fat antagonism and ableism, food relationships, disordered eating
Various subtopics, including ableist language, disability and Black identity, disability and bi+ (plus) experience, disability and class/employment, accessibility, conflicting access needs, socialization for disabled people, the history of disability justice in the colonized U.S.
Various subtopics, including bi+ (plus) community language, bi+ (plus) history in the colonized U.S., media representation, bi+ (plus) community needs and statistics, bi+ (plus) erasure, monosexism and bi+ (plus) antagonism, binaries
Various subtopics, including artivism, songwriting, essay writing, poetry, storytelling, the history and present of the arts in movement building in the colonized U.S.
Various topics, including decolonization, Black/Indigenous solidarity, workshop building/teaching, public speaking, mental health advocacy, gender and non-binary identity