About Founder/ Liberatory Facilitator: ChE
ChE (pronouns: they/ them) is a Queer Gender Non-Conforming, Afro-Indigenous artivist weaving ancestral healing, embodied education, and socially-engaged artmaking to craft spaces that conjure multigenerational Freedom. ChE is an honored Fellow for the 2017-2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute and a 2017 Black Spatial Relics: Artist-in-Residence Scholar with Brown University’s Center for Slavery & Justice. Steeped in national organizing, ChE is the Founder/ Artivist Director of #DignityInProcess, a national platform centering Queer/Trans/Gender-Nonconforming Afro-Indigenous magik. ChE's immersive contemplative creative practice is robust with gospel-soul sounds and Ring Shout movement—Queering Afro-Diasporic and Contemporary dance forms through storytelling circles, subversive ritual, and site-specific installation. ChE applies their unique intersectional justice framework—Afro-Indigenous Liberatory Praxis, to spaces of somatic inquiry and radical education supporting communities in dismantling practices of oppression. Creator of liberatory coaching programs Underground Railroad and Freedom Land, ChE supports radical culture bearers, activists, and leaders-of-Color in grounding in healing from oppression while manifesting their ancestors’ wildest dreams.
You can learn more at ChE-Art.Life