Taij Moteelall

Facilitator and Coach
New York, NY | | Consulting Since: 2009

Taij Kumarie Moteelall is a dynamic facilitator and coach with deep experience working with women, people of color, artists, entrepreneurs and young philanthropists. She is a principal at the strategic consulting and creative services company, Media Sutra Inc. Taij works collaboratively with the Media Sutra team to provide support to artists, organizations and social entrepreneurs seeking to increase their visibility, raise/earn more resources, produce creative events, and to make a powerful social impact through their products and programs.

In 2011, Taij founded Standing in Our Power (SiOP), a national network of cis and transgender women of color movement makers committed to co-creating a new story of holistic transformation, sustainability and wellness for all across the gender spectrum. Through SiOP, she has co-created a transformational leadership development model to support people to center healing/wellness in their leadership and lives while developing skillfulness to be more effective in their organizing, fundraising, coalition building, program delivery and more.

As the former Executive Director of Resource Generation, Taij built an inclusive and sustainable organization while supporting members (young people with wealth and class privilege) to move millions of dollars to social movements. During her 6-year tenure at the East Harlem Tutorial Program she helped to more than double the agency’s budget, the number of young people served and the number of local sites where programming was offered.

Taij is a prolific writer and spoken word artist, as well as dynamic speaker and facilitator who has performed, presented and held space for transformational change nationally and internationally. As a co-founder of Blackout Arts Collective, she worked at the intersection of art and activism, helping to grow a local NY-based group into a national network, and was recognized with a Union Square Award. She has co-produced hundreds of multi-disciplinary arts and activism events, national social justice tours, conferences and retreats.

Taij is a board member of Grassroots International, and serves on the steering committee of Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women. She is the co-editor of Bolo Bahen: Speak Sister, a poetry chapbook that features the voices of South Asian women across the Diaspora speaking out about Domestic Violence. She holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MA from New York University.

Additional Affiliations: Media Sutra, Inc., Standing in Our Power Network

Selected past clients: The Opportunity Agenda, The Young People's Project, Open Society Foundations, Generative Somatics, Chhaya CDC.

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