Member

Maya Hendler

Women's March Global Programmes & Communications Associate

Location Icon New York, NY, USA

About Me

Prior to joining Women’s March Global, Maya graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia where she received a BA in Fine Arts and Indigenous Studies, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Her final thesis addressed the reasons artists resist categorisation as Aboriginal while working to mobilise new representations of Indigeneity; looking at the relationship between Indigenous realities and curated histories in the context of expectations of art that is labeled Aboriginal. While at university Maya worked as a mentor for the Nura Gili Indigenous Tuition Program.


Maya is an artist, working primarily in sculpture, installation and film and is passionate about the role art plays in social action and activism, awareness raising and community building. Maya has worked as an aid to art therapists working with children and families in an Aboriginal community near Sydney, Australia. She has volunteered with the Lalela Project in South Africa, an organisation that provides educational arts for at-risk youth.


Maya has also volunteered at schools in Borneo and Zambia, and most recently accompanied Australian primary school students as a mentor to volunteer at a Montessori orphanage and primary school in Udon Thani, Thailand.

Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Artists
Environmental Activists
Indigenous Peoples
Marginalized People
Women

I Want to Take Action on

Abortion Rights
Access to Sanitation
Access to Water
Accountable Institutions
BioDiversity
Children’s Rights
Child Soldiers
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Water
Climate Change
Combating Corruption
Combating Desertification
Combating Rape
Combating Rape as a Weapon of War
Data Privacy
Divestment
Economic Justice
Education
Employment
Ending Hunger
Ending Poverty
Ending Violence
Equality
Fair Wages
Female Genital Mutilation
Forests and Deforestation
Free and Fair Elections
Free Press
Free Speech
Gender Based Violence
Girls’ Rights
Global Institutions
Governance
Gun Laws
Housing
Immigrant Rights
Indigenous Rights
Innovation
Intersectionality
Intersex Rights
Land Rights
LGBTQIA+ Rights
Menstruation Rights / Accessibility
Mental Health
Militarisation
Oceans
Peace and Non violence
Protecting Evidence-Based Science
Renewable Energy
Reproductive Rights
Resilient Infrastructure
Rights for Persons with Disabilities
SDGs
Security
Segregation
Sex trafficking
State Violence
Surveillance
Sustainability
Sustainable Infrastructure
Transgender Rights
Voting Rights
Women’s Economic Security
Women’s Education
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Women’s Safety
Workers’ Rights
Youth

Areas of Expertise

Indigenous Communities