I work in the fields of arts, education, healing and social justice.
My work is an extended novel, with each client / project / performance another chapter in an evolving story of my growth and contribution. My approach is people-centered and creative.
Whether it’s through teaching, workshop facilitation, clinical social work practice, coaching, writing, speaking or making theater and films, I believe in the liberation of people through their stories.
Areas of Work
My social work practice focuses on relational therapeutic approaches with individual, couples and families. I have an interest in client centered evidence-based practices.
Critical consciousness is a practice, like yoga or a mastery of anything. It's not just knowing definitions of words, or knowing every news incident or being “woke.”
I am driven by the fact that being “heard” enables people to acknowledge and embrace the truth about themselves and experience joy within the act of creating.
Working in theater and performance in a variety of roles provides the opportunity to share my enthusiasm for arts and culture as well as create forums for dialogue about issues critical to our society.
Round 46 Opening + Community Market featuring Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter
What happens when individual artists use their platform for collective organizing to address challenging socio-political economic issues we face as a society? This Round will utilize the seven art houses as a platform to cultivate public dialogues about the issues that impact the lives and movement of Black People while creating space for the general public to get involved in generative ways.
March 25, 2017 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
ProJect Row Houses | Houston, TX
Participatory Theater Panel
Hear from practitioners who actively create the relationships and structures necessary to develop socially-engaged theater. Moderated by director/deviser/activist Tamilla Woodard, with panelists Leila Buck, Kristin Horton, Tanisha Christie, and Deb-O. Moderated by Tamilla Woodard (director/deviser/activist).
March 28, 2017 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
BRIC Arts | Media House | Brooklyn, NY
CUNY at the Crossroads: Diversity and Intersectionality in Action
The City University of New York (CUNY) is pleased to announce its third biennial Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Intersectionality is a timely theme as our global society wrestles with the reality of multiple identities and a range of experiences. To realize the promise of true equity and inclusion, we hope to move to a mindset that builds understanding and respects difference without fear. New knowledge is created through sharing, listening, challenging, and reflecting.
Tanisha will deliver a poster presentation “Beyond Constructs: Creative Engagement for Race-Based Conversations.”
March 31, 2017 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
CUNY Graduate Center| New York, NY