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Looking for my next
to make change.

This is me

M-A Murphy (she/they) is a published artist, poet, photographer and writer. She is 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). She is a psychiatric survivor and identifies as neurodivergent. 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 is a community support worker and facilitator on Snuneymuxw territory (colonially known as Nanaimo) and has been creating and publishing poetry and visual art.

Consulting Editing  Poetry

Photography Writing 

Organizing Facilitation

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. 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?


support, consult 
and write
on intersectional feminist
& social justice 
initiatives, as well as
create art that moves


  • intersectional feminism

  • recognizing privileges & positionality

  • connecting theory to practice

  • artistic and creative projects

  • poetry & creative writing

  • photography

  • transformative justice

  • neurodiversity & mental health supports

  • 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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M-A Murphy

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