The Transformation Change mission is to liberate humanity through social and systems change in pursuit of justice. We are home to WOKE Literacy Institute, Blackity Black, and Stay Yoked.
SERVICES AVAILABLE NOW: WOKE Literacy Institute LLC is a diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice firm that provides training and consulting to Good Troublemakers looking to ignite radical change in their communities. We believe in putting more tools in the toolboxes of community leaders, advocates, and activists through research-based strategies and concepts that help empower them to combat equity detours and resistance within theirselves, communities, and organizations.
Blackity Black 365 LLC is a social enterprise and cultural empowerment organization cultivating relationships across the DMV area through conversations, blogs, and events that encourage Black people to be Blackity Black year long.
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We will continue to overcome oppression and pursue healing.
Stay Yoked LLC is a wellness and social change organization that empowers community leaders, advocates and activists, youth and young adults, and community serving organizations to pursue inner-healing through yoga and social emotional learning workshops as a vehicle for social change. While our training is youth and young adult specific, we also specialize in workshops for public serving organizations. Additionally, we seek to educate and connect individuals to resources to pursue the utilization of assistance animals and emotional supports while on their journey of healing. We believe that change is contagious, and it must be external and internal to pursue human liberation.
Chlo'e Edwards completed a Community Partner in Residence Fellowship at the University of Richmond's Community and Civic Engagement Program to develop a multidisciplinary racial equity and social justice guide to policy development. She has completed a significant amount of training and research related to multidisciplinary concepts, theories, and critical thinking around the implementation of mitigative and transformative change to seek justice. She peels back the layers of history and the creation of privilege and oppression prior to delving into specific strategies and tactics for organizations, leaders, professionals, and community members to play in igniting change. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards is a racial equity facilitator with experience in engaging a variety of demographics, ranging from college students, non-profit professionals, community leaders, professional networks, and organizations in topics ranging from managing resistance, equity detours, organizational and individual change, and more. Edwards has the ability to translate practices rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice to practice and policy through practical and research-based strategies, including concept mapping, organizational and individual change theory, leadership theories, diversity, equity, inclusion models in addition to external strategies for implementation for frontline staff.
Edwards has engaged in a variety of workshops, ranging from the non-profit industrial complex and the white savior industrial complex; cultural, racial, & historical trauma; racial trauma & resilience; roots of privilege and oppression; equity detours & facing resistance; cultural adverse childhood experiences; and more. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards is a Mater Trauma and Resilience Trainer and often adds a twist to her trainings to include cultural adverse childhood experiences and concepts including racial, cultural, and historical trauma. Edwards delivers trainings ranging from racial trauma and resilience where she examines historical and modern day implications, the individual impact of racial trauma where she examines stress disorders, including post traumatic slave syndrome, and trauma-informed policy and practice.
In addition, Edwards integrates healing-centered engagement (HCE)practices into community-engagement and provider trainings. HCE explores seeing community members as agents in the creation of their own well-being, self-care and healing for the provider, HCE is strengths based rather than deficits based and ask the question, "What's right with you?" It is a political approach that empowers community members in the creation of their own well-being. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards holds a Master of Public Policy and is a graduate of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project, Minority Research, & Law Institute, Sorensen Institute for Political Emerging Leaders, and other programs. In addition, she has direct experience in a variety of programs, including AmeriCorps and grassroots forms of direction action, such as advocacy days and marches. Much of Edwards career has been youth and community-centered.
Edwards specializes in campaigns, coalition and network building, organizing and mobilization, and community engagement. In addition to her community-based experience, Edwards work is informed by strategies rooted in research ranging from community empowerment, healing-centered engagement, trauma-informed care, narrative change, truth telling, theories of change, and good trouble leadership. Edwards prepares individuals to ignite change in visionary and practical ways by adding more tools to the toolkit while embracing knowledge growth, critical thinking, and transformative change.
Edwards has a speciality in policy analysis across a variety of issues, including public health and social justice. She has experience in research and policy analysis to build political agendas to champion during session. Her background as as an activist and advocate influences a unique approach to the co-creation of policy solutions and community inclusion. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards holds a Bachelor in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing, Multicultural Literature, and a minor in Social Justice. She calls attention to social issues through intellectual blogging, creative writing, and poetry. Her writing is often influenced by her experiences as a Black woman and a survivor of childhood trauma and racial trauma. Edwards has highlighted topics ranging from CodeSwitching Explained to Why Black Children Have to Be Resilient. In addition to her radical blogging, she inspires artists to engage in the intersectionality of art and activism through legislative advocacy, to engage in community partnerships with educational and art entities that highlight truth and reconciliation, and to merge art and truth telling. Edwards also has a variety of expertise in engaging youth in creative expression through workshops. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards has a strong expertise in English, creative writing, public relations, communications, and writing, Edwards has written numerous speeches, press releases, blogs, policy and research briefs, and other products. Edwards is able to communicate materials in a variety of forms ranging from creative expression, motivational tones, and traditional forms. Examples can be found on the I AM SPEAKING page. Email Chlo'e using the action button.
Chlo'e Edwards has spoken at a variety of events and planned many, including conferences. She is able to feasibly adjust to a variety of audiences and has spoken at events ranging from marches, rallies, awards ceremonies, conference keynotes, presentations, and kickoffs. Areas of speciality range from Edwards' lived experiences of overcoming adversity, racial and social justice, trauma-informed care, equity, public health, and general topics relating to policy and progress. As a former AmeriCorps teacher, preschool teacher, and child welfare worker, Edwards is also able to engage young people creatively. Email Chlo'e using the action button.