My name is Roshanna and I was born in Seattle WA - long before it was a top destination. Back then it rained 360 days a year (that's what they said), not that I minded, it was a great location for outdoor sports, something I loved.
My family traveled overseas when I was very young and I believe that was my first turning point. Seeing and experiencing other cultures very different from mine opened my eyes to diversity, and the dream of creating a eclectic life that suited my love of people and the world. Our first trip was to Turkey and I never really felt American after that. The older I grew, the more injustice I witnessed, the more my road became that of a rebel and change agent. First, I used theater and dance as my expression and then moved into the therapies of holistic health, then on to education and helping to change lives worldwide. As you work with people from all walks of life you learn that priorities change, the needs are different, and so do cultural views of who people are and what they are capable of. It was eye opening and very humbling.
I am also the proud mother of a multiethnic child and have witnessed the visibile and invisible challenges of creating healthy social identity and integration as well as how poorly the educational system deals with honoring as well as fusing the wealth of genius and imagination cultural and racial diversity brings to civilization.
My goal is to change the social paradigm and the work that I do now focuses on resetting the social contract so we can reunite humanity as a world citizenry with a global conscience and a sustainabile lifestyle for all.
I know this is possible in our lifetime, and I know there is a lot of work to be done on mindset but a humanity aligned is a humanity that is unstoppable. As we break through the barriers of cultural bias, political greed, gender inequity, unthical enterprise, and the fear and silence this fosters in our trust of one another the more we will be able to tap into our human potential and innate intelligence, the better we will nurture our humanity and express the breadth of our genius.
We deserve to experience true solidarity as a species and as members of an ecosustainable universe.