René Goddess (co-director) is a queer, black, indigenous, South African. An award-winning Philanthropist, Educator, Innovator, Founder, and Activist. René Goddess serves as Founder and Lead Consultant of Embodied Equity (EE), a small local Healing Arts Center, founded in 2018; as well as Lead Designer for The Ensemble of Color, a local non-profit Theater & Performance Collective, founded in 2015 by Nicole Antonette Chioma, Christina W. Richardson, and René Goddess. Our group gatherings, events, and original productions set new standards for Wabanaki territory's performance and activist scenes. Both organizations fill a cultural and activist niche servicing the city, region, and nation as sister organizations.