Christea  is smiling against a gray background. The sides of their head are shaved and their brown hair is pulled back into a ponytail, they have light-toned skin, maroon lipstick, silver flower earrings , and a red, white, and black top.

Christea Parent

Arts of Life
Studio Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
They/them/theirs
2019
Fellow

Christea Parent is a creator, producer, and nonprofit professional with a passion for disability justice and neurodiversity. They currently serve as the Chicago Studio Coordinator for Art of Life, and are the Executive Producer and Artistic Director for BAD TASTE Productions. As a performer and writer, their creative work is focused on queerness and social expectations; as a nonprofit professional, they excel at facilitation and administration, as well as experience in all aspects of nonprofit management, including development, board service, programming, and HR. Christea approaches all their work with a justice-oriented mindset and is heavily invested in equity for the disability community, particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Interests
Program Development
Expertise