Anna Dunwell’s life’s work is lifting the voices of the under and misrepresented. Her undergraduate major was English and American Literature, her minor Baroque and Renaissance Art History. After independent weaving and textile study at San Francisco State and The Rhode Island School of Design, she completed her graduate thesis on the iconography of traditional American and Peruvian textiles with on site weaving in Chincheros Peru, followed by production of a quarter of a ton of textiles at a New England weave house. Her interest in people and dedication to social justice and vocations for social change prepared her to write the multiple drafts which have evolved as her current project, a memoir series of ten books including: Paradise Lies: A Modern Slave Narrative, Paradise Lies: A Modern Slave Narrative, Book 1; I Came for the Transcendentalists, Book 2; Utopia Get Out, Book 3; Providence Exchange, Book 4; Brass Ring Frying Pan, Book 5; Primitive Rites of Caucasian Cannibals, Book 6; Black Woman in a Basement, Book 7; Holy Subtext, Book 8; Paradise Lies Beneath the Feet of the Mother, Book 9; and Internal Reparations, Book 10. 



EDUCATION, Licenses and Certifications

EDUCATION, Licenses and Certifications



Consulting and Other Presentations


Advisory Committee of Wide Horizons Adoption Agency
Association of Booksellers for Children 
Brown Middle School Community Representative
Cultural Consulting Group (CCG)
International Association of Black Yoga Teachers
Kripalu Teacher’s Association
Myrtle Baptist Educational Ministry
Newton Price Executive Committee Member
Pan African Society
Primary Source Advisory Committee for Social Studies Curriculum and Staff Development
Yoga Alliance 


Boston Globe Article: Stretching the Boundaries of Yoga   
Boston Globe Article - Making Connections
Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain in a Predominantly Minority Population: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Kripalu Certification Mention Anna%20Dunwell
Brooklyn Friends School Class Notes
Boston Parent’s Paper “Resources for Multicultural Education” 1994
Boston Globe “Summertime Reading” 1993
Newton Graphic, Newton Life, “Promoting Multicultural Reading” October 28, 1992
Boston Glove, Living Arts “A Resource for Multicultural Reading” 1992
Multicultural Review, Vol.1, No. 4 New Notes
New York Times Gifts for the Home
Brides Magazine July 1983
Patron Artist Cooperative Vol #1, 1983
New York Times, Gifts for the home 1982
American Crafts, AMC Home Special Edition II 1982
The Buyers Book of American Craft 1982-1983
Industrial design Magazine 1982
Boston Tab, “Looming Large” 1982
WBZ TV Museum Show Review 1982
Mauro Collection Catalog “Twenty-Seven Rhode Island Artists 1978
Any Art Journal “Gallery Notes” 1978
San Francisco Examiner “Visionary Artists” 1969
Newton Tab, Diversity Consulting)
Paranam Kripalu Patrons Magazine, Yoga for Cancer Patients
Newton Graphic Newspaper, Diversity Consulting


Alexander Weinstein, Editor,
Durham Writer’s Group
Durham Story Writers Meetup (Fiction/Memoir)
Empower Fitness Gym w/ Iman Abdul-Salaam, Personal Trainer
Golf Lessons w/Fran James, LPGA Class A, Director of Instruction
Growing Through Grief Group, Durham, North Carolina
Meditation and Healing of Race Based Trauma Group for People of Color


ARABIAN PENINSULA - Yemen, Sana, The Great Mosque, Sayune, Tirim, Dierra, Dubai
ASIA Turkey - Istanbul, Adana, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Istanbul, Blue Mosque
AFRICA - Morocco
CANADA - Nova Scotia- Halifax; Pictou, Antigonish, St. Ann’s, Cheticamp, Montreal, Quebec- Montreal; British Columbia -Vancouver; Nova Scotia - Halifax; Ontario - Toronto.
CARIBBEAN - Costa Rica; Haiti - Gonaives, Jeremie, Cap-Haïtien, Jacmel, Port Au Prince, Puerto Rico; St. Barts, Jamaica - Ocho Rios, Negril, Kingston, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel; Martinique; Nevis; Puerto Rico; Saint Martin; St. Thomas; Turks and Caicos; U.S. Virgin Islands - Saint John; British Virgin Islands - Tortola
EUROPE Italy - Emilia-Rogna, Modena, Bologna, Tuscany - Florence, Bologna, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Sienna, Alfi Coast, Milan, Liguria, Lombardy - Milan, Tuscany - Florence, Siena, Veneto - Venice, San Gimignano, Sienna, Alfi Coast, Milan; France - Paris, Mont Saint-Michel, Versailles, St. Tropez, Cannes, Brittany, Giverny, Amiens, Le Havre, Reims, Orleans, Avignon, Nantes, Tours, Provence, St. Tropez, Cannes, Amiens, Le Havre, Reims, Orleans, Avignon, Nantes, Tours, Mont San Michel, Provence; Spain - Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila
YEMEN Sana, Sayune, Tirim, Dierra DUBAI
MEXICO - Yucatan Peninsula - Chichenitza, Palenque, Uxmal, Tulum, Cancun, Petal, Concepcion, Asuncion
SOUTH AMERICA - Columbia - Medellin, Bogata; Bolivia; Brazil - Bahia, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, San Jose, Salvador; Honduras - Copan; Peru - Arequipa, Cusco, Huancayo, Iquitos, Lima, Machhu Picchu, Tambobamba; Guatamala -Guatemala City, Quezaltenango, Tikal: Ecuador - Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Galapagos Islands; Paraguay - Asuncion; Uruguay - Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento
UNITED STATES - Arizona; California - Del Norte and Humboldt Counties; San Bernardino, Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Shasta, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Contra Costa, San Diego, Sacramento, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Riverside, Sonoma, Lo Linda, Monterey, Mill Valley, Milpitas, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, Petaluma, San Clemente, San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Florida - Key West; Hawaii - Maui, Lahinja, Haleakala; Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana - New Orleans; Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico; New York, North Carolina - South Dakota, Texas; Utah - Salt Lake City, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.