In.Visible Paradigms originated as a call-to-action after witnessing the continuous centering of Whiteness in marches, public narratives of oppression and organizing efforts post the election of Trump. We responded by creating transformative spaces that aim to inform and transform white community members to better integrate themselves into the community, work, and movement of anti-oppression.
In our spaces, we speak directly to how white supremacy facilitates oppression and reflect on our intimate role within it. Pulling from the generations before us and the future ahead, In.Visible Paradigms connect members to the larger picture and deepens the role we all carry to interfere, disrupt, and dismantle white supremacy. By recognizing that no change happens in isolation, we foster connection between white allies to remind us that personal transformation requires collective practice.
Our Work is Rooted in...
Personal transformation as a collective practice. There is no change that happens in isolation.
Community over competition. We devote energy to what sustains change rather than operating with a scarcity mindset.
Deep commitment to interfering and disrupting white supremacy in our private and public lives.
Meet Our Founder
I was born in Mexico City, but partially raised in India,
traveled the world, middle school in South Carolina,
high school in Wales, and college in Massachusetts.
After Hampshire College, I experienced diverse roles in
advocacy as a youth program coordinator at a refugee
resettlement organization, later as a bilingual counselor for
survivors and victims of intimate partner violence, and finally
as peer recovery coach. I’m constantly pulling from these personal and professional experiences to inform our collective responsibility to anti-oppression.
I started In.Visible Paradigms after the second Women’s March in Denver. Tired of irresponsible efforts led by white women in 2016 and witnessing white saviorism, as well as whitewashing of critical social justice movements, I took the time to reflect on my identities of privilege and oppression. I chose to host a space where white community members could do the same and personally understand their stake and identify their responsibilities in the movement, community, and work of anti-oppression.
As a creative, I find peace wheel-throwing pottery, cooking, and tending to my indoor jungle. I plan on getting a Masters in Organizational and Social Psychology by 2024.
Brenda Herrera Moreno
She| Her| Hers
“Without community, there is no liberation...but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”