While attending Garfield High School, I volunteered for Team Read, a nonprofit organization that pairs high school students with 2nd & 3rd graders with reading & writing deficiencies. Though the elementary school I volunteered at was predominately white, nearly every student in the program was a minority.
Most students in the program came from low-income, single parent households or households where parents worked multiple jobs. The children explained to me how no one in their household was available to read with them, some students coming from families where English is a second language.
I also volunteered at the Seattle Art Museum as a member of its Teen Advisory Group, I noticed that the demographics of the museum’s local visitors didn’t accurately reflect the cultural and ethnical variation of Seattle & suggested that SAM expand its radius of advertising to include Seattle’s more diverse neighborhoods. The expanded advertising increased diversity and established a program to provide teens from all socioeconomic backgrounds with free art instruction to retain newly accumulated variation.
I live on Queen Anne, worksat Chihuly Garden and Glass where I serve as the Chair of the Safety Committee.
I plan on launching my first art collection this winter while also pursuing a case against the Seattle Police Department pro se in the United States District Court of Western Washington in regards to an 2017 incident when I was assaulted by a group of men, then subsequently blamed by SPD for instigating the assault. A copy of the full Complaint with all PDF compatible exhibits can be found here.
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