A place for Whitney. A place for all.
I was 20 years old when I learned about Jack Reuler and the work that happened within those firehouse walls and for 8 years after, I chased the aspiration of being a part of that family.
Working at Mixed Blood is special. It’s meaningful. It’s empowering. I went to work each day and felt like I was connected to a community that was teaching me how to be braver, smarter, more compassionate, more considerate, more thoughtful. As an artist, I was propelled to think more intentionally about how I approached my work and the importance of storytelling beyond the stage.
I quickly learned that Mixed Blood TRULY is a leader in understanding that impact is felt beyond what happens onstage – the impact is in the WHO: who is telling the story, how it’s being told, the audiences that sit in those chairs to experience it and the dialogue shared around it.
When I began my journey with Mixed Blood I told close friends and family that I thought working there was going to make me a better person – it did just that and much, much, much more. Although I am not at the firehouse everyday any longer, I carry the values of its legacy with me in how I walk through this world and THAT is the power of a place for all.