Gabriel, Chelvanaya

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Gabriel, Chelvanaya

Chelvanaya Gabriel is a Queer Black trans non-binary disabled being whose art-in-community work is about the queer-afrofuturist disability justice dreaming that will liberate us all. It is about the queering of artistic practice, centering both grief and joy, love and anger. Their work is an evolving expression of their own becoming as an invitation to others to step into their own expansiveness.

They are the Director & Founder of Creative Resilience Lab, an arts and wellness space centering  queer/trans/intersex/BIPOC creatives in Holyoke, MA, and home of the Creative Resilience Dialogues (featured in the Boston Globe), an arts-based dialogic framework for talking about difficult topics and building relational skills. They graduated from Mount Holyoke College, Class of ‘97, with a degree in Chemistry & Asian Studies. Their artwork has been exhibited across the Pioneer Valley, including several public art projects on display in Holyoke and Northampton.

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