Photo Credit: Elijah Hasan
"When life hands you a broken heart, use the fragments of your deepest pain to create beautiful art. Your creativity then anchors a compassionate, healing portal that allows others to feel seen and honored, and our life experiences, valued. This interaction grounds us in the hope that each of our creative gifts will support future generations to thrive, hope and care for others even more deeply." Ashe.
S. Renee Mitchell
Speaker. Writer. Educator.
ARTivist. Poet. Performer.
Expert trainer in Youth Empowerment, Trauma-Informed Practices and Social Emotional Learning from a heART-centered, culturally relevant framework.
2019-20 Spirit of Portland Award Winner
Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon (2021)
Visionary for I Am M.O.R.E. (Making Ourselves Resilient Everyday)
"She's not an unsung hero. She's a hero who has been in plain sight in our community. But, because she's so effective, she always reflects back the glory on others. And she never seeks the limelight ... When you live in this community , you really deeply appreciate the people who make it a better place ... Renee has brought such beauty and such joy and such depth to our community."
~ the late Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish