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Occupied Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox lands
McKensie Mack / MMG: McKensie Mack Group
Identifications: Black Queer Non-Binary
Healing Modalities: Anti-oppression Consultant, Facilitator, Educator, Researcher, and the Founder of McKensie Mack Group (MMG) and the Creator #BoundaryWork, based in Chicago, IL
Bio: McKensie Mack (pronouns: they/them) is a trilingual anti-oppression consultant, researcher, facilitator, and the founder & CEO of MMG. MMG is a global social justice organization and change management firm that specializes in organizational change management; helping people transform culture, practices, and policies at the intersection of race, gender, class, disability, and LGBTQ+ identity. Their clients are currently based all over the world in the U.S., the UK, France, South Africa, Nigeria, Germany, Spain, and Peru. McKensie is the former Executive Director of one of the largest social justice projects on Wikipedia and recently completed research with Ellen Pao, former interim CEO of Reddit, and machine learning designer and researcher, Caroline Sinders, on the dynamics of harm and repair in the remote workplace. Read the report here.
For more information, check out their podcast episode HERE.
Occupied Potawatomie, Ojibwa, Odawa, Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk lands
Identifications: Disabled, Queer, Femme, Italian immigrant, First Gen College Educated, Former Teen Mom, Living in Multi-generational Poverty
Healing Modalities: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Cupping, Gua Sha, Herbal Medicine)
Qualifications/Credentials: Licensed Acupuncturist
2018 Master in Acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
2015 MA in Italian Studies from NYU
2012 MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bio: Originally from Italy, and currently residing in Chicago, Chiara is an acupuncturist, organizer, artist, immigrant, and former teen mother living with a disability. Her clinical focus is on mental health, trauma, CPTSD and queer/trans health. She operates a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can acupuncture and natural medicine practice, and is committed to making healthcare accessible and in building collaborative healing spaces. She has recently published a free and collaborative Acupressure For All Guide for people who do not have access to care during the quarantine.