Alexis Flanagan is a cultural worker, writer, painter, healer, and organizer working at the intersection of art and activism in the DC Metropolitan Area. Starting out as a K-12 educator and, for the last 12 years, leading organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence, she most recently served 5 years as the Assistant Director of HopeWorks – a comprehensive sexual assault and domestic violence program in Columbia, MD. Alexis’s next evolution is as the Learning and Practice Director at Resonance – a movement-building vehicle to end gender violence in the United States that was born out of and is rooted in the experiences, community and collective commitment of the leadership cohorts, or Movement Makers, of the NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence program – where she is deepening practice and embodiment of liberation and transformation within communities she loves.
Alexis articulates her purpose like this:
I see what is ready to break free and hold space for it to emerge.
I see myself as one of many midwives for the world that is on her way.
Movement building and social change is my mothering work.
I am an artist hungry for spaciousness to create.
I am a Black cultural worker eager to project Black liberation futures and create strategies to get us there.
Alexis is trained and certified as a Reiki practitioner, holistic health coach, and interpreter with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.