Stacey Milbern

Stacey Milbern is a queer disabled, Korean-American organizer and leader, and co-founder of the Disability & Intersectionality Summit in the Bay Area.

Nominator: “Stacey is someone who practices disability justice everyday. She is a co-organizer of the Disability & Intersectionality Summit Bay Area affiliate event and has organized a number of workshops and presentations around racial, social, and disability justice.”

The head and shoulders of a young woman with short brown hair, bright green glasses and a green and white horizontal striped top is drawn with bold felt pens. She wears a small white trach device around her neck.
Stacey Milbern by Darrell Holmes and Donna Kurtz, watercolor paint, pencil and marker pen, 11 x 14 inches, 2019

IMAGE: The head and shoulders of a young woman with short brown hair, bright green glasses and a green and white horizontal striped top is drawn with bold felt pens. She wears a small white trach device around her neck.  

Darrell Holmes from Artful Steps uses large canvases and is inspired by graffiti. He often works from photographs taken in nearby communities. He uses very bright colors and often collages his works over watercolor washes. 

Donna Kurtz from Artful Steps has a bubbly personality, which is reflected in her bright, beautiful pieces. While prolific in drawing, painting, printmaking and more, her textile pieces – sewn and embroidered – are standouts in her portfolio.