The PURPOSE Productions team is a collection of brilliant and radical minds who have committed to the collaborative, mothering work that PURPOSE does. While our team does have Liberation Levels, these roles are not hierarchical and are framed by a combination of capacity, skills, and current commitment to PURPOSE as a growing institution.

Learn more about how we define our roles in Our Language.

PURPOSE Productions practices a collective leadership model. Our CEO (Creator.Emancipator.Oracle) and VPs (Visioning Partners) engage in shared practice and decision-making to guide our team and facilitate support for our Sojourners.

A. Nia Austin-Edwards
A. Nia Austin-Edwards Creator.Emancipator.Oracle (CEO). Founder. Organizer.

The idea of support is what Nia has built a life around through writing, performing, creating, marketing, listening, caring, and… [read more]

Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte
Timothy Prolific EdwaujonteVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Culture. Supporter. Liberator.

Tim is a poet, writer, publisher, activist, and champion of independent artists… [read more]

Sydnie L. Mosley
Sydnie L. MosleyVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Thriving. Organizer. Liberator.

Sydnie is an award winning artist-activist and educator who is interested in creative work that is both artistically sound and socially aware…. [read more]

Regina E. Dowdell
Regina E. DowdellVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Clarity. Organizer. Liberator.

Digital Storyteller, Creative Strategist, Social Media Goddess

The PURPOSE Productions team consists of Organizers, Workers, and Supporters who are the primary collaborators for our work with Sojourners. These individuals bring their diverse expertise to every engagement along with a commitment to mothering creative work through the lens of PURPOSE’s values.

Adelaide Matthew Dicken
Adelaide Matthew DickenSupporter.
Non-Binary Femme Storyteller, Facilitator, Teaching Artist
Chelsea M. Gregory
Chelsea M. GregoryWorker.
creator, collaborator, community builder, cultural organizer
Cristine Davis
Cristine DavisWorker. Supporter. Liberator.
Dancer, Teacher, Communications, Operations, Policy
Denise Shu Mei
Denise Shu MeiOrganizer. Worker. Liberator.
Mover, Arts & Cultural Worker, Project Manager
Eddie Terry
Eddie TerrySupporter.
Francesca Axam-Hocker
Francesca Axam-HockerSupporter. Liberator.
Jessica D. Lee
Jessica D. LeeLeading Organizer. Organizer. Liberator.
Dance and Teaching Artist, Arts and Administrative Organizer, Creative Collaborator
Liz Law
Liz LawLeading Organizer. Organizer. Worker.
Shape Shifter | Mover & Shaker
Maria Smith Dautruche
Maria Smith DautrucheLeading Organizer. Organizer.
Seeker. Agitator. Connector.
Marisol Ybarra
Marisol YbarraOrganizer.
Healer, social justice advocate, reader who loves bad tv, podcasts, and golf
Maya Simone Z.
Maya Simone Z.Worker. Organizer.
Art Maker, Facilitator, Educator
Mshairi Siyanda
Mshairi SiyandaWorker.
Educator, Creative, Nurturer, Artivist, Justice Seeker
sára abdullah
sára abdullahOrganizer.
Experience Creator. Cosmic Femme Poet. Plant Lover.
Sherrill Austin
Sherrill AustinSupporter. Worker.
Spirited, Analyzer, Community Servant
Simone Lee Sobers
Simone Lee SobersSupporter.
Activist, Artist, & Dreamer
Tara L. Daniels
Tara L. DanielsLeading Organizer. Organizer. Liberator.
Artist at the Intersection of Social Justice and Education

Photo Credits: A. Nia Austin-Edwards by Gerry Eastman, Timothy Jones by Bas Clark, Sydnie L. Mosley by Ferima Faye, Francesca Axam-Hocker by ShocPhoto