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Recommended Sources for Training, Consultations, and Resources

Madeline recommends referring to, collaborating with, and employing those within the communities you seek to serve. The following are sources Madeline and her colleagues are grateful to have worked with and learned from. This is a non-exhaustive list; exploring your local options is highly encouraged.

Understanding intersectionality is paramount to working towards equity and justice. A concept named by Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality is "describes the ways in which systems of inequality based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, class and other forms of discrimination “intersect” to create unique dynamics and effects." (

  • Trainings 

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"Launched in 2015 as a national initiative, artEquity provides tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. With over 5,000 individuals trained, and a growing alumni community, artEquity is building a broad base of individuals and organizations who are strategically poised to create and sustain a culture of equity, inclusion, and justice through arts and culture."

Statement of Purpose

  • Resource

"Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Futures for Theatre for Young Audiences: An Interactive Guide contains a collection of non-negotiable demands for change, “thought questions,” anonymous anecdotes from BIPOC TYA practitioners, external resources, an interactive glossary, and exercises that require active engagement in community with others. The guide was created by BIPOC in TYA, a grassroots group of Black, Indigenous & People of Color TYA professionals. Published in partnership with TYA/USA."

ARAO Guide Webpage


  • Resources

"I’m a queer therapeutic writer who supports folk in my communities around their creativity. I’m the author of Rewriting the Rules and a number of other books about sexgender, and mental health, as well as Queer: A Graphic History and many other comic books and zines."


  • Trainings

  • Consultations

"Maybe has spoken on many panels and facilitated several workshops around trans and queer identities. They have spoken all over, from BroadwayCon to Buzzfeed, from High Schools to Universities, and from community centers to corporate boardrooms. Maybe is a core trainer with the Transgender Training Institute, a sex educator with Sex Discussed Here!, and the founder of The Trans Literacy Project."

Trainings & Consultations

  • Trainings

  • Consultations

"My work exposes the shape-shifting quality of racism in theater, and provides a framework for theater organizational culture to transform to fully inclusive and anti-racist through the use of conscientious theatre training. I believe unceasingly that our collective liberation is tied to one another and the way forward is together. My workshops and related offerings are taught through my unique perspective as an actor, director, and facilitator. Each workshop is designed to be an engaging mixture of theatre games, anti-racist theory, self-reflection and collaborative exercises that model for participants what anti-racist theatre looks like through conscientious theatre training.  My workshops are based in holistic practice* and designed to meet the needs of your organization.  The typical length of workshops range from 3 hours to several days.​"​

"* Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of every person's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials. It seeks to engage students in the teaching/learning process and encourages personal and collective responsibility. (sourced from Google)"


Racial Equity Institute
  • Trainings/ workshops

"The process is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working. The Racial Equity Institute, LLC process is just that: an 18-month to two-year process.

Our experience is that the goals of understanding and addressing racism can rarely be achieved in a three-hour or one-day workshop. Racism is a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history. To understand racism and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally fierce, consistent, and committed effort."

Our Approach

Right to Be
  • Free trainings

  • Resources

"Our work focuses on turning the care we have for each other into simple, creative, effective action. We want to build a world that’s free of harassment and filled with humanity. Every day, we train hundreds of people to respond to, intervene in, and heal from harassment. We hold space for people experiencing harassment to share their stories for affirmation and support. And we prepare new leaders to create workplaces, schools, and communities around the world that are filled with humanity. We are a global team of educators, motivators, and facilitators listening, guiding, and cheering you on. The world we want isn’t some far-off destination. It’s something we create and recreate, bit by bit, every day. It’s imperfect, courageous, beautiful work. It’s us. Here. Now."

What We Do

  • Cohorts

  • Coaching

  • Equity Audits

  • Facilitation

  • Keynote Speeches

"At The Woke Coach, because we believe that racial equity is the defining issue of our time, we help our clients move From Ally to Accomplice®. Through our programing and engagements, our clients deepen their analysis and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias, allyship, and injustice to become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves. We know that our clients have the task of leading, managing, and partnering with their colleagues and constituents in order to steer their business or organization into a rapidly racially diversifying future. Our work lives at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, education, and engagement. We believe that real transformation begins with meeting people where they are and having open, honest, and solution-oriented conversations."


  • Trainings

  • Consultations

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"The Transgender Training Institute (TTI) is a proudly trans-owned business that provides training and consulting services, facilitated by transgender and non-binary people, with the goal of contributing to a more just, equitable and affirming world. We combine our topical expertise & lived experiences, formal training as educators, intersectional social justice values, and decades of facilitation experience to provide your participants with powerful professional development trainings. Our business model centers on funneling economic resources to transgender and non-binary people.  TTI was founded in 2015, by Dr. Eli R. Green."

About TTI

  • Call to Action

"In reaction to civil unrest in our country, we—Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) theatremakers—formed a collective of multi-generational, multi-disciplinary, early career, emerging and established artists, theater managers, executives, students, administrators, dramaturges and producers, to address the scope and pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and racism in the American theater. Our response was to draft a strong testimonial letter, ‘DEAR WHITE AMERICAN THEATER', collectively crafted by theatremakers from across the country, exposing the indignities and racism that BIPOC, and in particular Black theatremakers, face on a day-to-day basis in the theater industry."


"As the calls for long overdue change sweep every aspect of our society, we as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color theatre workers are meeting the moment, developing a new social contract for our work environments that cares for and sustains our artistry and lives."


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