A Bit About Me
One of the most important hats I wear in life is being a fabulous aunt to 8 nieces and nephews! In addition to being Nanny Kina, I am also a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) practitioner and owner of J Reed Consulting LLC. I’m in the business of equipping people, places, and organizations with tools to identify and amplify the needs of the least protected and to create opportunities to enlarge a mutual vision of shared humanity. I have spent nearly two decades helping individuals and organizations identify their cultural incompetence and biases, assess organization structure, design interventions, and move forward with holistic strategies that support organic change. I'm deeply committed to supporting my clients in naming the existing challenges and tensions that hinder personal and organizational wellness, efficiency, and momentum. An equitable world requires all of us to be able to process our emotions and find sustainable techniques of resilience. I've spent most of my professional life seeking and creating infrastructure, policies, and practices to create safety for myself. I look forward to using both my personal and professional experiences to help my clients achieve maximum results.
I am the creator and curator behind the social media platforms, The AntiBlackness Reader Project and Divesting From Whiteness. I am also the creator behind the Please Say Black and Divesting From Whiteness podcasts. I hold an M.A. in Communication Studies and I'm a published researcher, conference presenter, and speaker. Within all my spheres of influence, I attempt to A.C.T. right, by advocating for self and others, practicing critical compassion, and moving through spaces with transformative transparency.