Monica is a part-time resident of One Taste New York’s live-in immersion program. She wears many hats: entrepreneur, mother, writer, performer, coach, trainer, and leader. Her passion for many years has been to break down the barriers between people across race, class, culture, age, gender, and sexual identity -- and build communities and partnerships across these chasms. She realizes more deeply every day that claiming her own freedom in all of these areas is a prerequisite to entering the playground she has been a part of creating for others.