Transforming Negative Messaging Through Collaboration

Photo by Mikki Schaffner

Photo by Mikki Schaffner

As part of Statera's midyear giving campaign, we're publishing a series of deep-dive conversations centered around community, purpose, advocacy, and action. We are asking members of our community to share their “why” with us. In this video, actor and choreographer Kelcey Anyá shares her thoughts about how she overcame negative messaging early in her career through collaboration and a willingness to try new things.

Kelcey has been a member of the Statera Community since October 2018 when she attended Statera’s National Conference in Milwaukee. In addition to her work as a performer and choreographer, Kelcey is also a mentee in the Statera Mentorship NYC Chapter.

Did you catch last week’s conversation?

The conversation continues in the coming weeks. Next up?

  • "Questioning Authority: the Glorification of Politeness as a Means of Controlling Women" a conversation with Jackie Vanderbeck

  • "Digging Deeper: Artistic Directors Hiring Women Behind the Scenes" a conversation with Valerie Rachelle

Statera Members will also have access to two additional Statera Community Conversations:

  • "Fat Discrimination in the Arts: Societal Obsession with Smallness" a conversation with Maggie Rogers

  • "We're Ready for New Narratives: Black Women in Media" a conversation with Chris Sanders