About Me

Aurelie Richards is a writer, performer, community organiser, healer, and coach, born-and-raised in California, educated in New York, and currently based in Berlin, where she also studies acupuncture.

You can read more about me here.

My Work


Since 2012, I’ve been publishing my own trans femme experiences and my reflections on our LGBTQIA+ communities with feminist and anti-racist lenses. I’ve also extensively done copy writing and editing.

That said…
My first novel is forthcoming!

In 2018, I experienced endings in almost every aspect of my life. I have been documenting these transformations through fictionalized memoir, which documents the healing process of a sex and love addict, Indigiqueer trans-feminine protagonist, seesawing between relationships and continents.

Presencing Coach

As a former Zen Buddhist monastic, I’ve been educating and coaching individuals, educators, medical practitioners, therapists, and parents on the joys of incorporating mindfulness into meditative practices as well as daily life since 2011.

During that time I’ve also been applying Theory U (developed by Otto Scharmer at the Presencing Institute at MIT) to community and organisational change management.

One of many examples in this role is the design of a creative arts and somatic-based program to educate therapists learning to treat transgender clients. Learn more about the Trans Affirmative Therapy Certificate in Applied Psychology at Antioch University.


I earned my BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2010 and have over a decade of professional experience as a dancer and actor (stage, screen, and voice).

Most recently I was commissioned by the Curatorial Collective for Public Art to develop the mediation concept and trained the mediation team for a public art installation FuturePerfectLand at Monopol in Berlin.

I’m also excited to share with you the work I do with Club Real, based in Berlin and Vienna. We do participatory, durational, political theater. Our project Jenseits der Natur is an on-going installation in Wedding, Berlin.

You’ll find here an overview of some current projects.

Clients + Partners

Housing Works:
HIV Hospice Programming
Antioch University:
Department of Applied Psychology
Deutschlandfunk Kultur:
Voice Actor
Curatorial Collective for Public Art:
Cultural Mediation
Blue Cliff Monastery:
Mindful Living Exchange

Wake Up International:
Monastic Delegation

These logos represent clients, colleagues, and partners with whom I have been contracted.
The content of this website represents the interests and activities of Aurelie Richards and not of the organizations mentioned above.

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