Community Partners

I believe very strongly in being involved in the community I live in, not just living and working here, but also by getting to know the people, the history, the stories, and by being an active participant in creating a healthy, thriving neighborhood and city.  As an artist in my studio, it is easy to become isolated in my work, but I have found that being intentional about getting out, giving back, and connecting to others is a reciprocal relationship that not only benefits others, but fills me up with renewed creative energy for my studio work.   I recognize I am only a tiny part of a large and diverse community of people, many of them with more experience and knowledge and deeper roots here than myself.  When I take part in activism and volunteering, it is always with a learning posture and desire to be of assistance to those who have been doing this work for a long time.

By shopping small batch hand made, you are helping in these efforts to create better schools, neighborhoods, and communities here in Portland.  It is with you in mind that I wanted to add this page so you could know where yo

 

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PDX Alliance for Self Care

At PDX ASC, our mission is to change this by connecting marginalized and vulnerable communities with self-care resources, practitioners and events.

In addition, we will offer diversity training for practitioners wanting to help.

 

 

 

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