Our greatest opportunity for impact lies in creating a brave space where people can connect with and support each other in their quest to take the sustained action that leads to deep and profound change.

Explore the ripples we've made in our state, nation, and world through art experiences, community organizing, and creative thought partnering. 

Art Experiences

Ripple Catalyst Studio is founded on the core belief that the fusion of art and activism has the capacity to catalyze social change. We focus on developing and producing creative live experiences that highlight some of the most critical social justice issues of our times. As catalysts for change, we disrupt existing ways of thinking and push the boundaries to bring energy and momentum to new ideas.

James Lecesne’s

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

As The New York Times reviewed, James is "one of the most talented solo performers of his (or any) generation." James uses the art of great storytelling to highlight the universal theme of fear and hatred of the “other" in his one man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey." This compelling story is a celebration of the amazing differences in our world. It acknowledges how rich our lives are because of our diversity, and is a reminder to be true to oneself.


Ripple Catalyst Studio produced Absolute Brightness' Santa Fe performance at the Adobe Rose Theater.

Community Organizing

The power of ‘boots on the ground’ as one of the tools of catalyzing change is not only meaningful for those marching and rallying, but it provides a physical outlet for expressing our anger, our joy, our fierceness and a visual aid to show our collective strength. 

One Billion Rising

While still at V-Day managing the global campaign, Cecile produced and co-produced the local Santa Fe events, as part of a worldwide action to highlight the statistic that 1 in 3 women (1 billion) will be raped or beaten in their lifetime.

Creative Thought Partnering

Collective wisdom generates rich and dynamic thought processing, brainstorming and impactful messaging. Together with Executive Directors and their teams, we co-create strategies to expand businesses’ communications, donor relations, community outreach, and educational materials to deepen the impact of their organizational work.


In 2018, NewMexicoWomen.Org celebrated their 5th year anniversary, Standing Fierce for Five, with special guest speaker, host and Executive Producer of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa and five of New Mexico’s fiercest slam poets. Standing Fierce for Five was a celebration of the work of NMW.O, the only New Mexican statewide women’s fund dedicated to gender justice and equity for women and girls of color and those in rural and low-income communities across the state.

Standing Fierce for Five was produced by Ripple Catalyst Studio

Ripple Catalyst Studio is an LLC incorporated in the state of New Mexico. 

The Ripple Series is fiscally sponsored by Generation Human Rights.

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