Ridhi D'Cruz (they/them) is a gender queer person from South India. Ridhi moved to Wapato Valley (Portland) in 2010, where they are honored to live as a guest on the sacred ancestral lands of the Chinook People and the many other vibrant local Indigenous communities. Ridhi has dedicated over a decade of their life to designing individual, interpersonal, and collective processes that nurture a sense of place and belonging. As a place justice practitioner, Ridhi roots into a radical praxis of self and collective care and connection to the more-than-human world for to support the creativity of Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) and people with lived experience with houselessness. They are honored to be able to practice their life artistry at the intersections of place, healing and creative justice. Ridhi weaves this place-based practice through their work as an independent facilitator and artist and also through their role as Co-Executive Director of the City Repair Project, co-teacher of an urban Permaculture Design Course, and a core artist residency with Stelo Arts.