Virtual and In Person Presentations/Classes on...
Neurodiversity as the lost DEI conversation - Participants understand the importance of having an understanding of Neurodiversity and what it has to do with you, Whether you're neurodiverse or not. As a neurodiverse, how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and your children in their learning environments without shame. How to activate the ABILITY!
How to get from Empathy to Equity - Helping participants make a Social Justice journey from reality to justice using a software development framework.
Expert in Usability, Graphic Design & Equity (as a panelist or Feature presenter)
WKIM Interview Segment 5/23
Discussing the need for Social Emotional solutions in learning environments on We Keep It Moving with Marsha Jews.
For its 2nd year, these Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Neurodiversity talks that Ebony and team have curated, moderated, staffed, and organized is gearing up for an exciting 6 session season. Learn more at Ripefruit.org or on IG @RipefruitCreative
Contributing Writer in Onyx Magazine (March 23 Issue)
A Kufi, Kimono and a Coffee: Being a liberated brown girl in STEM
“Ain’t None of Y’all Safe!": Social Justice in digital spaces using a User Experience Approach (2/23)
The DEI+N Talks: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Neurodiversity
Join us for The DEI+N Talks! , a monthly virtual panel with Neurodiversity, Education professionals, parents and advocates positioned as the missing piece of DEI. Tickets are complementary. Role: Organizer and interviews artists for this series.
Public Speaking @ Government Agency
Gave a talk on Equity from a strength based approach to over 600 employees at my agency. This is on the heels of a talk given in May during Public Service Recognition Week that I helped plan and curate where I gave a version of the talk as it pertains to the role of the User Experience Researcher and development team.
Don't Mean to be Rude: Leaning into Disruption as a Woman of Color in STEM (11/1/22 6-9pm)
Role: Moderator, scriptor and curator
Starts at beginning through 1:04:53.
Contributing Writer in Onyx Magazine (Sept/Oct 22 Issue)
Guest Speaker at UXPA International
San Diego, CA June 21-23, 2022
Topic: Safe Third Spaces: Using a User Experience research process to achieve social justice in the virtual hybrid spaces we build and explore.
Guest Speaker in June at SoDA
Topic: The Age of Equity : Re-evaluating Perspective
I played Lisa in a super fun play in May, 22!
Improv Festival in August, 22!
Title: I Humbly Submit
Description of the book:
This collection of affirmations was collected over a two week mission trip to Rwanda, my first time to the continent, on the heels of a broken relationship and on the cusp of the next phase of my journey into self awareness and acceptance. As I watched the people of the lovely country, I noticed their resolve and their strength, as they completed their daily activities steeped in gratitude. In those moments of observation, I received an idea from a divine place. I am loved, I am ordained and I belong on this planet at this time. That a lifetime so far of seeking to prove I belong, has distracted me from the next leg of this race, purpose.
This heart offering...seeks to reconcile texture and tactile, shades of brown and light, origin of the human race and the base of it. Mother of all DNA, know who you are, before you have proof. And if only what is real persists, than I humbly submit that you persist. And you have arrived, at the full circle of having suffered, been submitted, been submerged and emerge remembering that the only acceptance, celebration, and embrace comes from within. And was never without. That being seen is to be admired and to be held is to bewilder. When you know who you are, you find it easier, and quite amusing to see the attempts of humans, to demand you bow your head, and bend your knee. Then with awareness and with no threat to your heritage, you humbly, submit.
Safe Third Space @ Stevenson University
This Creative Research Practices exhibit displayed this exhibit which took an Agile software development methodology and overlayed with an international trip to Rwanda, demonstrating insights and reactions as a framework for social justice.
Including two Guest Lectureships at the University
Praise for the Exhibit
The Villager - Stevenson University
The US Times Digital Magazine - Feature Article
Spoken on a panel of artists to explore stories as a means of creating community and increasing belongingness. A lively discussion followed.
Homeless Drive Jan-March (Gifted $200 Gift Card from Giant and Storage Shed from Home Depot)
Trauma and Re-entry White Paper
Reach out if you want to read the document. (11/2021)
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