Why Consume What You Can Create?


June Marisa Kaewsith, also known as "Jumakae", is a multidisciplinary artist and activist based in Long Beach, CA. She has conducted spoken word workshops and mural projects with various youth groups, and has facilitated theater skits with community members addressing local issues from wage theft to environmental racism. In her journey toward social justice and healing, she has learned that art and creativity must be central to movement building and collective action. Her current focuses are around the intersections of community violence, and alternative forms of prevention and intervention that don't rely on the criminal justice system.
Through her additional practice as a wellness consultant under the guise of "Green Tara Guidance" (new website pending), she is a 200 hr registered yoga teacher trained to work with survivors of sexual trauma through Peace Over Violence, professionally certified transformational life coach through Leadership That Works, and a radical doula with a vision to break the cycles of intergenerational trauma by creating environments of safety for birthing people. With her passion for the arts and somatic learning, she holds self-care workshops for organizations and individuals to become more comfortable with their mind, body, and spirit.

A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.
— Grace Lee Boggs