dana is a developmental psychologist, facilitator, educator, activist, and organizer whose work focuses on exploring the ways critical love nourishes transformative justice spaces across and within intergenerational cross-cultural formal and informal learning and unlearning environments.
dana is invested in the development of radically collaborative and innovative spaces that engage people in praxtice of be(com)ing -- visioning and designing a life of our own making -- to foster individual, collective, and systemic connections, collaboration, and liberation.
praxtice is informed by Embodied Liberation™ , Radical Dharma, Critical Theory, Native Self Actualization, water is life, play as a priority, and cocoa butter kisses.
be(com)ing is informed by my ancestors, my mentors and teachers, my framily, and key scholarship from Warriors for Embodied Liberation - rusia mohiuddin; Emergent Strategy - adrienne maree brown; Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace - Rev. angel Kyodo williams; Transformation Beyond Greed: Native Self Actualization - Dr. Sydney Stone Brown; Pedagogy of a Teacher Activist - Keith Catone; Pedagogy of the Oppressed - Paulo Freire
dana is committed to fostering meaningful and impactful relationships with humans and beings who get curious about exploring who and how and what they are in and with the world.
dana received their Ph.D. from Boston University in Applied Human Development with specializations in adolescent and adulthood development and social justice education.
dana continues to lean into their be(com)ing and growth edges, unlearning, and transformation in commUnity and praxtice with their teacher rusia mohiuddin and through collective learning and unlearning spaces such as; Leaders for Embodied Organizing, Roadmap 2 Liberation, American Detox, and The Body Is Not An Apology.
as a ever growing human dana is committed to discovering their final form as they continue to level up, ground, and expand.
in honor of those who have held space for me and dared me to understand what i already know and drop knowledge on me when i didn't, i remember and give thanks. and for whom/that which is forgotten to be mentioned here, i remember and give thanks.
nature and the natural world as my greatest teacher
my radical sangha
Octavia E. Butler
Patricia Hill Collins
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