Looking for my next
opportunity
to make change.
 

This is me

M-A Murphy (she/her/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) on traditional Cree, Blackfoot, Dene, Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, and Métis Nation territory. 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. 

Editing Writing  Researching

Advising Proofreading 

Organizing Facilitation

Poetry 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?

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support 

and write

on intersectional 

feminist

& social justice 

initiatives

Interests

  • intersectional feminism

  • recognizing privileges & positionality

  • connecting theory to practice

  • artistic and creative projects

  • transformational justice

  • activism

  • community building

  • organizing

  • speaking truth to power

  • anti-oppressive frameworks

  • healthy communication

  • 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

  • embracing vulnerability  

  • 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.

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