Looking for my next
to make change.
This is me
M-A Murphy (she/they) is a second-generation Irish settler who completed her Master of Arts in 2020 in the Gender and Social Justice program at the University of Alberta in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). Her final research paper focused on the ‘Reconciliation is Dead’ movement and ongoing settler responsibilities (recognizing the differently situated and intersectional positions of settlers) on treaty and unceded lands, and potential moves forward. In 2019, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Studies with a minor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies on unceded Coast Salish Territories at UBC. Her interests include memory studies, gender justice, climate justice, settler responsibility, Indigenous-settler relations, transformative justice, mad studies, healing justice and intersectional feminist art as praxis, to name a few. She loves building community, organizing, making political art, writing poetry, being gentle and challenging dominant power structures. She currently lives on Snuneymuxw territory on what is now known as Vancouver Island and has been creating and publishing poetry and visual art with her heart wide open.
Editing Writing Poetry
Research Community Work
Illustration & Creative Initiatives
In the last few years, and since completing my Masters degree in Gender and Social Justice Studies, more and more people have been asking for advice on issues relating to intersectional feminism and social justice. As a white settler, I recognize my privileges and my positionality. I also recognize that I need to use my privilege to educate and inform others. This labor should not always fall on the shoulders of BIPOC people and/or trans and non-binary folks. My goal is to help inform other privileged folks and take on some of that labour.
How can we work together to challenge oppressive structures?
How can more privileged folks RECOGNIZE and DO the ongoing work that needs to be done?
How can we work across difference to create a better, more just world?
& social justice
recognizing privileges & positionality
connecting theory to practice
artistic and creative projects
poetry & creative writing
neurodiversity & mental health supports
speaking truth to power
having necessary conversations that can facilitate change
challenging dominant power structures, like capitalism, cisheteropatriarchy, settler colonialism, transphobia, homophobia, racism, classism, ableism, ageism
building communities of care
working towards change
doing the work because we believe a better, more beautiful and more just world is possible
Currently I am working from the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw Nation.