Kristen Zimmerman is committed to bringing about a world that recognizes our fundamental interdependence. As an artist-storyteller, coach, strategist and facilitator she helps people open to new ways of thinking and being, align around purpose and move towards action. She has three decades’ experience as innovator who launches and nurtures groundbreaking work in social transformation and is a co-founder of projects like Movement Strategy Center, Community LORE, Youth in Focus, and Root, Rise, Pollinate! and a birth partner of the Decolonize Race project. She has written extensively on Transformative Movement Building and coaching teams to cultivate communities of purpose. She currently is an independent consultant based in Oakland, California and a MFA candidate in Comics and Graphic Storytelling at the California College of Arts. She loves being a parent, community weaver, (dis)ability pride advocate, and training in zen buddhism and land-based practices.