ALCHEMIST OF ANCESTRAL SERVICES
"Hello / Xin chào / Bonjour, I’m Mo. I am a queer and trans Việt/Người Kinh second-generation immigrant who was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. My contracts can include services that centre intersectional environmentalism, decolonizing STEM, racial and climate justice, 2SLGBTQIA+ and gender equity, and anti-racism and oppression."
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South-East Asian, Queer, Trans
Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
English, French and Vietnamese
Intersectional Environmentalism, Decolonization of Science, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Gender Equity, Climate Justice, Intersectional Research, Policy Audits, Training, Speaking, Photography
Co-Founder of Oceans Week HFX, Community Specialist at Ocean Bridge at Ocean Wise
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY
SOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE THEM
AS MUCH AS WE DO.
Mo Phùng (They/Them) is a queer and trans artist who is based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). They have a combined institutional and creative background in Marine Biology, Ocean Technology, visual arts, and documentary photography. They currently work as an Alchemist of Ancestral Services at Future Ancestors Services and are creating works around connecting the complexities of queer and trans identities & expressions and existences within the Asian diaspora and within chosen family.
Mo has institutional experience working with the Nova Scotia Ocean Sector and non-profits who work in ocean conservation and education. Their approach is to engage the ocean and environmental sectors to create intersectional and climate justice frameworks and prioritize racialized voices, relationships and connections. In 2018, they were a national ocean ambassador in the Ocean Bridge program, an initiative under Ocean Wise. Then in 2020, they became the Community Specialist for the program, where they supported youth in their service projects and led the communications strategy and social media platforms.
They graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, with a focus in Underwater Photography, then went onto receive an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Oceans Technology at the Nova Scotia Community College - both institutions are located on Mi’kma’ki. Since graduating, Mo has established themselves as a well-known and respected photographer, taking on both land and underwater commercial photography freelance contracts.
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