Taij Kumarie Moteelall is committed to building a solidarity economy powered by harmonious relationships among people and with the natural world. Born in Guyana and raised largely in the US, she has blazed a successful path in the arts, activism, resource mobilization, transformative leadership development, and entrepreneurship for over 20 years.
Taij is Co-founder and Principal of Media Sutra, a People of Color centered business that supports creative entrepreneurs of color to foster personal wellness and community wealth building. Media Sutra produces creative content (film, music, theatre, etc.) to change narratives and inspire action around racial and gender justice issues with an intersectional lens. Through their Transformative Storytelling methodology and commitment to Resource Mobilization, the Media Sutra team supports individuals and organizations to be fearless and bold storytellers who raise and earn abundant resources to thrive.
Taij’s leadership journey seeded a vision of creating new paradigms for leading social movements, which led to her founding Standing in Our Power. SiOP’s transformative leadership development methodology— Breakdown to Breakthrough— centers healing, visioning, and embodied practice to foster personal, interpersonal, cultural, and social transformation.
Taij cut her teeth in organizing as a co-founder of Blackout Arts Collective– a people of color coalition of artists and activists committed to racial justice. She served as the Development and Communications Director at East Harlem Tutorial Program. And, later became the Executive Director of Resource Generation where she worked with individual donors and next-generation philanthropists to move millions of dollars to social movements. Taij has served in volunteer roles at the MS Foundation for Women, The Kellogg Action Lab, The Funding Exchange, and Grassroots International. She is a co-founder of Jahajee Sisters, a grassroots organization working to end gender-based violence in her Indo-Caribbean community. Taij is the mom of three beautiful beings: Shakti, Satya, and Shiv Nanda.