Who We Are

Our Story

Standing in Our Power (SiOP) was founded in 2011 by Taij Kumarie Moteelall with the vision of transforming leadership paradigms, especially for women of color on the frontlines of social movements. Over the last seven years, SiOP has been rebirthed, time and again, through collective and iterative processes.

Nineteen dynamic facilitators/coaches, healers, entrepreneurs, artists and activists have joined forces to evolve and expand this vision. They co-created a transformative leadership development and capacity building model, impacted the lives and leadership of hundreds of leaders, and built a national network of trans and cisgender women of color, and gender nonconforming people of color leading change in social movements and social entrepreneurship.

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Vision

We envision a world where all who identify as women and girls of color co-create a new story of holistic transformation, sustainability and wellness for all across the gender spectrum.

Mission

Standing in Our Power (SiOP) is an intergenerational network of social justice movement leaders and social entrepreneurs who identify as trans and cisgender women of color, and gender non-conforming people of color. Through our transformative leadership development and capacity building model, we radically redefine the status quo to ignite personal, structural and cultural liberation.

Co-Leaders

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An Intergenerational Network

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