Wendy Jehlen (Founder/Artistic Director) is a storyteller whose unique approach to movement incorporates elements of a wide range of movement styles including Bharata Natyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi; Capoeira, Kalaripayattu, West African dance, Butoh, and wide-range of Contemporary dance styles. Jehlen’s emotionally powerful choreography has been performed across the United States, Europe, India and in Japan.… Read More

Tina Oza (Outreach Coordinator) is an aspiring midwife dedicated to a world where all people have the right to a healthy sexual and reproductive life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Theory at Hampshire College. Tina was a Community Outreach Coordinator for MAP for Health, an advocate for LGBQ/T and Asian survivors of… Read More

Genevieve Hyacinthe (Board Member) teaches art history at Purchase College (State University of New York) with particular focus on art since 1945, West African art and its Diaspora, performance art and ritual more broadly, as well as issues of globalism. At Purchase she also directs a West African-based dance troupe and teaches a hybrid lecture… Read More

R. Danielle Egan (Board Member) is Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College. Her research examines the ways in which our society creates and polices sexual acceptability. She is particularly interested in the creative ways people negotiate, resist and are, at times, complicit with dominant cultural views on sexuality. This interest has… Read More

Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He has a BA from Columbia, and an MTS and PhD from Harvard. His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He writes and speaks about music, comics, movies, and the blogistan. He also has a background… Read More