Elizabeth identifies as a Taino-Borikua, queer, disabled, neurodivergent human whose life purpose is creating healing justice spaces and teaching effective wellness and resilience practices for the empowerment of those experiencing stress and systemic oppression, whether in the workplace, community or individual setting.
Elizabeth has 20+ years experience in the Healing Arts, Human Resources, Employee Wellness Management, Community Theater, Community Organizing and Intersectional Activism, working in various fields such as healthcare, government, non-profits and education.
Much of Elizabeth’s work has focused on gender-based violence advocacy, prevention & artivism. She is the co-founder of V-Day Lawrence, continuing since 2008, and currently serves on the National Council for Technical & Training Assistance for Esperanza United. Elizabeth is also the co-founder of Rainbow Alianza in Lawrence, creating safe & inclusive spaces and events for LGBTQ + GNC folk.
Most recently, Elizabeth founded Colectiva Wellness and Healing, through which she has worked with many clients, friends, family and community members on their path towards healing & liberation.
Elizabeth brings an authentic, humorous and empowering approach to her work. After graduating from the 2021 Creating Freedom Movements cohort, she is excited to now be joining the Care Team and offer a Healing Justice & Wellness Workshop for the next cohort!