EDUCATOR & PERFORMER
Practical Philosophy | Experience Design | Group Facilitation
Yoga & Meditation | Startup Support
Crafts of connection. Powered by curiosity.
"How did things come to be this way?"
BODY OF WORK
"We cannot teach people anything. We can only help them discover it within themselves.”
- G. Galilei
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."
- J. Muir
Business Development Manager,
British Columbia & Yukon
Committed since December 2013
Since 2013, I have directly connected with more than 3,000 aspiring and newly launched young entrepreneurs in British Columbia to do so in a successful and sustainable way, by:
(1) holding space to build confidence & competence (one-to-one coaching, workshops, public presentations at events and conferences, writing)
(2) resourcing startups with capital and connections.(financing, mentorship, direction to community resources).
Futurpreneur is Canada's only national non profit organization providing financing, mentoring and free support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39 starting a new business. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of nearly 3,000 volunteer mentors.
Since 1996, Futurpreneur has helped youth launch more than 1,260 new businesses in British Columbia, creating more than 5,850 new jobs and an estimated $36.6M in tax revenue.
West Coast College
of Massage Therapy
Primary Instructor, Vancouver Campus
Engaged since September 2015
I support BC's future health care professionals to thoughtfully acknowledge, evaluate. and articulate their personal motivations, values, beliefs, and biases. We aim to establish observable, replicable habits that cultivate deep awareness and exemplify ethical practice, This benefits each aspiring RMT as a future professional, and every patient they will support in health and healing.
I teach two fundamental courses for all aspiring RMTs at one of only four accredited colleges in British Columba teaching to CMTBC-approved curriculum for aspiring Registered Massage Therapists.
Courses taught: Ethics & Professionalism | Professional Communication
Current topic: Death & Dying | #CConDD
Cultivated since December 2015
Combating death-phobia with curiosity, humor, and persistence.
Given it's the only thing that is guaranteed, and the one thing we share in common with every other living thing on the planet...
let's talk about death, baby.
#CConDD is a global community project to address the phenomenon that gets shockingly little air time or attention in most folks' day-to-day lives: Death and Dying.
Crack taboo. Get informed. Feel empowered.
Resources || Reads
"Like a bite-sized Book Club."
Established February 2013;
Made public January 2016
Designed for those folks who LOVE the idea of a book club, where current life design doesn't allow for a 300 page + classic work.
Modified to fit current state: rather than skip the community and intellectual benefits altogether, do it with articles instead!
The project provides a resource bank of powerful articles to serve as starting points - curated from various sources, covering a breadth of deep themes.
Gather a few folks (recommend 2-6 people).
Choose a date. Pick one. Read it. Dig in and discuss.
On Turtle Island (known as Vancouver, BC) since July 2014
Intentional humans adding value. Simple. (Not always easy.)
Monthly meet-ups to connect on ideas that matter to us, with minimalism as our common thread + online forum for support and connection.
Thoughts from a member:
"I love learning from other people. I love finding out that Minimalism has different degrees and definitions - you can make it what you want it to be for you. I love the essays that make Minimalism something that anyone can do. It can be a simple thing, or it can be a radical, overthrow-your-life kind of thing." - T. F. (Comox, BC)
Online Local Group Space - Vancouver || theminimalists.com
Speaking truth in flow.
Humaira is a life-pondering philosophess-performer, relentlessly curious about the human condition and exploring the question "How did things come to be this way?" Her meaning-making sometimes manifests as musings and spoken pieces around anti-oppressive themes of love, compassion, equity, justice, curiosity, and peace.
Using her voice as her instrument, she teaches, speaks, sings, and whistles what she hopes to be a little more joy and a little more truth into the everyday. She has performed at open mics and events in so-called Vancouver since March 2016.
Humaira is an immigrant-settler on Turtle Island, doing her best to be in a good way with culture, people, and land in a constant process of striving to move beyond oppression. She is fed by connection, presence, and reverence. She has significant trouble in resisting a bag of potato chips, and has yet to meet a canine she doesn't connect with.