Kanesha Walker Amaro
2023 Chicago Peace Fellow
Founder and CEO, Flipped Conscious
Kanesha Walker-Amaro is the Founder and CEO of Flipped Conscious, Inc. Kanesha was born and raised on the North-West side of Chicago and she established Flipped Conscious in the Spring of 2017 as a space to use theatre and other forms of expressive art as a platform to de-stigmatize mental health in Black and Brown spaces. Through her work as a mentor and therapist in the Austin neighborhood, she has learned valuable lessons about how to connect and serve youth. She received her BA in Theatre Arts with a Film Studies concentration from Lawrence University and her Masters in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University.