It’s important for my to name my lineage so that you can see whose ideas have deeply inspired me and informed my own. I believe that lineage is an important concept for connecting us across disciplines and types of relationship, and is critical to my practice of relationship anarchy. Much of my own wisdom comes from the interlinking of ideas and concepts from an array of life experiences, study, and practices. It’s my honor to serve as a sacred connector, exposing folks to ideas they may not have encountered and generating concepts and frameworks out of the teachings of others.

The following names are folks who have inspired, influenced, and informed my thinking, my values, and/or my beliefs in both large and small ways. This list is necessarily incomplete, and in no particular order.

  • adrienne maree brown
  • Autumn Brown
  • KimberlĂ© Crenshaw
  • Christine Miserandino
  • bell hooks
  • Flavia Dozdan
  • Mia McKenzie
  • Mikki Kendall
  • Nina Simone
  • Mia Mingus
  • Stacey Milbern
  • Emily Nagoski
  • Jaclyn Friedman
  • Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Andy Izenson
  • Aida Manduley
  • Heather Elizabeth
  • Sins Invalid
  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha
  • Corey Alexander
  • MuchelleB
  • Lindsay Mack
  • Sarah M. Chappell
  • Tess Giberson
  • Jenna Fox
  • Chimdi Ihezie
  • Charles Eisenstein
  • Resmaa Menakem
  • Sabrina Morgan
  • Marlee Grace
  • Chani Nicholas
  • Demetra George
  • Mary K. Greer
  • Dawn Michelle
  • Octavia Butler
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • C.N. Lester
  • Katy Jayne
  • Jessica Lanyadoo
  • Daniel Bernal
  • Jaliessa Sipress
  • Colin Bedell
  • Erin Shipley
  • Pallas Augustine
  • Ari Felix
  • E.Y. Washington
  • Sarah Faith Gottesdiener