A covid-era kids art project led to a fight between me and my small Maryland city about what is graffiti vs. community art. La lucha continua.
The sidewalk can be a sacrificial lamb, though. What we want is a City process for future community art projects.
see "unanticipated civics lesson"
Some people are mad that I asked local teens to paint native plants on 50 feet of retaining wall during covid.
UPDATE: POWERWASHED in SEPT 2022.
"There's a lot of education going on already with the sidewalk, but the civics lesson was something we had not anticipated." (Susan)
We're continuing the civics lesson with kids in the neighborhood, getting them involved with local planning and City Council.
"stacking tables" one of many fun acro poses. Nearly four tall here!
Susan's nonprofit management, fundraising, facilitating, curriculum, and team-building advice rests on three decades of real-world education and nonprofit experience. She co-founded nonprofit wellness with Ty Powell, to serve these sectors.
These interactive (online or on-site) workshops focus on brain science and increasing your teams' resilience, productivity, and joy. Great for brown bag lunches, conferences, or staff retreats.
Teaching the next generation to be present, breathe and practice yoga is urgent in these traumatic and transformative times.
Susan (RYT) teaches mindful movement, from pre-K through adulthood.
Tinkergarten is a national company dedicated to nature education for kids. Susan is leading classes with the Tinkergarten curriculum (Summer season now enrolling)
— Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]
“Caring for myself is
not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,
and that is an act of political warfare.”
— Audre Lorde
from her 1988 essay collection, A Burst of Light