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Chelsea Bridges

Chelsea Bridges is a curious and determined wahine Māori with a deep commitment to fostering positive change across the micro and the macro, from her personal healing journey, to her hapori and in to te ao marama beyond. Growing up in a low socio-economic environment fuels her drive to address societal discrepancies and advocate against injustice. Manaakitanga is an innate aspect of how Chelsea moves in the world, with her first training ground in mutual aid appearing as the eldest of four siblings. Her Ngāpuhi and Lebanese whakapapa dictate diversity is paramount in the spaces she moves in; she particularly advocates for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists and is excited to extend this tautoko to the DDN community.  

 As a Freelance Creative Coordinator & Producer across the arts, music and events industries, she has also recently ventured into Aotearoa’s film and TV scene, working in cast coordination and production with recent credits in Dark City: The Cleaner, We Were Dangerous & Head South. Chelsea envisions the Access Coordinator role as a kaitiaki, ensuring everyone has their mana and access needs upheld during production, thereby driving the evolution and improvement of well-being in the industry.