Connection. Wellbeing. Social Transformation.

I’m Denise Shanté Brown, a designer + mental health advocate, co-creating compassionate interventions for connection, wellbeing, and social transformation. Through collaboration and mindful practice, I believe we can confront our most pressing challenges and design meaningful, community driven tools that support social justice.
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"Thinking is an action. For all aspiring intellectuals, thoughts are a labortory where one goes to pose questions and find answers, and the place where visions of theory and praxis come together. The heartbeat of critical thinking is the longing to know—to understand how life works."

− bell hooks

"We need to understand ourselves as co-creators who require constructive and joyful work in which we are challenged to develop our creative potential."

− Dorothee Soelle

"You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope."

− Thomas Merton