I am an artist, intersectional-feminist, creative facilitator, and expressive arts therapist with a strong interest in rhythmic poetry, arts empowerment, and community building. I am inspired by liberation healing and am invested in decolonizing clinical spaces. I value the intersectionalities and breadth of human identities, dis/abilities, experience, and creative expressions. My work is centred around relationship and using the arts and dialogue for positive change and transformation.
I am currently in private practice and offer expressive arts therapy through virtual platforms. My passion for the arts, accessibility, and equity continues to guide my work. I have worked with diverse communities, including those who live with disabilities, marginalization, and traumatization. I have served youths, adults, and elders who live with: Difficulty in interpersonal relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Separation/Divorce, Dementia, Substance Use, Intersectional Identities, PTSD, Concurrent Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Chronic Conditions, Emotional Neglect, and Self-Criticism/Esteem.
I am dedicated to continue to work toward offering an LGBTQ2S+, BIPoC, Disability Positive Space.
Credentials: MA in Expressive Arts Therapy
Additional Training: Dual-diagnosis, Justice and Liberation healing
Member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association) and sitting as a board member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association)
Areas of expertise & experience:
Supporting marginalized and racialized individuals with hood-feminist, liberation and empowerment-based lens, supported by social justice frameworks.
Arts practice: I welcome all disciplines of creative expression. As an artist, I hold deep interest in rhythmic poetry, music (turntable as instrument), visual arts exploration, free movement, and arts-based transformative justice. I wrote my masters thesis on Empowerment Through Hip-Hop and am an avid fan of Hip-Hop culture.
Languages: English, Chinese - Mandarin and Cantonese (conversational)
Location: virtual platform