Her writing has appeared in Synapse, Steelhead, Pandemonium, Media Cake and Against The Current Magazines, has been included in two documentaries Political Playhouse and Live At The Puss Puss Café: Women Against Domestic Violence, and her poetry and spoken word have been included on recordings The Art Of Self Defense, Heart Of A Dog, Stop Rape Now!, and Power Flush.
She has been interviewed for two internationally acclaimed books, Lips, Tits, Hits, Power? Pop Culture and Feminism By Anteee Baldauf and Katharina Weingartner and Cunt! A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio.
Cristien has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to perform with artists including Michael Franti Joan Jett, Exene Cervenka, Lydia Lunch, Rebecca Walker and Michele Tea.
Cristien is a co-founder and former Executive Director of Home Alive, where she developed and facilitated self-defense and boundary setting curricula rooted in traditional marital arts, social justice, and anti-oppression sensibilities. Cristien has been a featured speaker at numerous domestic violence and sexual assault conferences. She was a featured panelist on a three-week European human rights speakers tour on gender and sexism in progressive social movements entitled “Culture War” for anti-fascist organizers where she collaborated with local organizers to develop and present self-defense and boundary setting trainings addressing sexism, transphobia, and heterosexism in social justice movements.
Cristien is also a co-founder of If You Don’t They Will
a northwest collaboration that provides concrete and creative tools for countering white nationalism through a cultural lens.