My mission is to be an ambassador of excitement.

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My calling is to create things that tell a story and that bring people joy.

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My dream is to bring dinosaurs to everyone. (And to swim with a lot of sharks.)

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And my aspiration is to do it all while building a more equitable and inclusive world.

 


Things I believe with my whole heart.

Some of my fave pieces by Meg Emiko, Angie Quintanilla CoatesCaitlin Blunnie, and Ijeoma Olou.

Please give them a follow asap! 


Resources I like very much.

 

Social justice and human rights:

 

@iamrachelricketts - Author of , she hosts webinars and has some can't miss free resources.

 

@rachel.cargle - Rachel runs @thegreatunlearn and made the #DoTheWork 30 day course (I did it last year, it's so good), amongst other contributions. Seriously, she's amazing.  

 

@blairimani - Creator of #smarterinseconds, which is so fun and informative. 

 

@goodnightout_vancouver - Free training sexual violence prevention training. They have a tattoo industry specific course that I've taken, highly recommend. 

 

@bakauconsulting - Vancouver based social justice and anti racism consulting, I've taken workshops and worked with them on writing more inclusive job ads, they are super great. 

 

Tattoo stuff:

 

@darkskintattootips - Learning community and tips for tattooing darker skin.  

 

@changetattooing - Resources and information for clients and artists to end sexual abuse in the tattoo industry. I used their resources when writing my Consent and Client Rights page.

 

@womenintattooingproject - A locally produced podcast featuring women from around the world in the tattoo industry. It's super fun to listen to, and I was in an episode myself! 

 

 

Animals and environmental issues:

 

@savingtheblue - A not for profit with a mission to recover and restore threatened marine species. They post about sharks a lot. Sharks need our love. 

 

 

(This is an evolving list and I'll be updating it from time to time.)

 

To know more about what I believe in, please review my Commitment to Equity page.