It bothers me so much when people say that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm Syndrome. It is about a girl’s love for her father and being able to look beyond appearances — and about how amazing books are. The Beast has lessons to give too. He is a symbol of self-loathing toxic masculinity who then discovers what true masculinity, bravery, and selflessness involve.
Won Special Program Grant from Alachua County Commission for CerridwenWorks, a nonprofit project of DreamQuilt LLC, in 2015
I am a prize-winning academic author, and have had Won County Proclamation from Alachua County Commission for Red Soul Days, a domestic violence awareness event in 2016
Collaborated with and fundraised for dozens of local, regional, and national non-profits, including Peaceful Paths and Break the Cycle.
Singlehandedly audited thousands of pages of content for a college website to transform into an ADA-compliant masterpiece.
Produced and organized dozens of empowering art shows and theatre productions in Gainesville, Florida.
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