DSC_0357Christian is a Notoweega (Cusabo) + Black photographer and poet, training acupuncturist and herbalist, born and raised in Ohio. She has been a contributing artist with Black Girl In Om, and Cordella magazine. Her work focuses on the intersection between culture, medicine, and ecology.

In the summer of 2013 she began a masters program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. AOMA is rated one of the top Acupuncture schools in the U.S., and it was here that she found a healthy challenge which has helped her growth as a creative and healthcare practitioner. In that time, she developed a passion for community acupuncture, health justice, and herbalism.

As a leader at AOMA Christian had the opportunity to serve as Secretary and President of the Student Association. During that time she was the lead organizer for the student survey, a project well-received by AOMA faculty and administration. Along with her fellow board members she also organized events, which included a successful silent auction and community vigil. Christian was awarded the esteemed 2017 Cal Key Wilson leadership award for her commitment to building community through collaboration.

Prior to graduate school, she spent 10 years in the non-profit field. She’s had the honor of learning from grassroots organizers and leaders working in various movements across the U.S. Christian has also been fortunate to work with renowned organizations including the Highlander Research and Education Center, Chicago Freedom SchoolProject Nia, and Mispon Indigenous Film Festival.

Christian has the ability to utilize her unique experiences and education with intuition and compassion. In the face of current social injustice and environmental destruction, she believes that Chinese medicine is a catalyst for change, and a practice in radical hope.