Darcy Ottey

Darcy Ottey

Darcy Ottey

 Since her wilderness-based coming of age experience through Rite of Passage Journeys at age 13, Darcy Ottey has been dedicated to creating intentional rite of passage experiences to help young people mature into healthy, capable adults. As an initiated European-American woman (British/Ukrainian descent), she is particularly interested in how rites of passage can help develop both the individual capacities and the cultural will necessary to dismantle structures of oppression, as well as the role inheritors of race-based privilege can have in interrupting cycles of oppression those structures cause, helping to allow for the creation of truly thriving communities. Currently Co-Director of Youth Passageways, Darcy has worked with a variety of youth-serving organizations as both rite of passage practitioner and administrator, as well as a consultant and educator on themes of social justice, ancestral recovery, and rites of passage. She holds an M.A. in Environment and Community from Antioch University Seattle.