Can people make a difference in achieving social, political, and economic change ON STOLEN INDIGENOUS LAND?
Embodied Equity is testing that theory in large numbers across the state with an intergenerational audience.
Are you ready to be an EMBODIED EQUITY PLAYER™ ?
As a traditionally trained Artist at the intersections of music, dance/movement, poetry/writing, and drama I understand first hand why the HEALING ARTS are OUR path toward SYSTEMIC CHANGE ON STOLEN WABANAKI LANDS.
Embodied Equity creates rooms of joy and vulnerability while using creative practices that promote transformative healing, survivor centered wellness, and strong community coping and personal change.
Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow
René Goddess is a queer, black, indigenous, South African. An award-winning Philanthropist, Educator, Innovator, Founder, and Activist. She serves as Founder and Lead Consultant of Embodied Equity (EE), a small local Healing Arts Center, founded in 2018; as well as Lead Designer for The Ensemble of Color (TEoC), a non-profit Philanthropic Theater & Performance Collective, founded in 2015 by Nicole Antonette Chioma, Christina W. Richardson, and René Goddess. EE & TEoC's group gatherings, events, and original productions set new standards for Wabanaki territory's performance and activist scenes. Both organizations fill a cultural and activist niche servicing the city, region, and nation as sister organizations.
As two separate yet vitally connected entities, they continue to play a vital leadership role in theater preservation, leadership in the arts, social justice activism, power redistribution, the pursuit of excellence in addressing economic stability, and development resources for the global majority and youth here on stolen Wabanaki Territory.
One of the biggest historic hurdles that exclude black, female lead organizations from directly engaging in and steering the course of the dominant white society is a lack of ownership of property and businesses. EE and TEoC improve the economic and artistic circumstances of the entire region by demonstrating that ownership is not just the province of people with minimal melanin or a strong, often rooted in American human trafficking, economic family backgrounds, most commonly known as the American slavery system.