This presentation was presented to leaders of foundations and granting organizations to inform the growing trends of artists-activists (artivists) in times of social unrest.
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I finally saw the black-ish episode about police brutality. I held my composure until the episode’s namesake scene about “hope.” As I watched, I remembered that same unspoken knot in my throat at seeing Obama walk in openness down the street when he won the election, relieved in surprise that his fate
For 2016, I’ve decided to create a new YouTube channel that will feature original content, stories, and think pieces about identity, life, and creativity. This main channel will complement my current vlog channel which chronicles different journeys and adventures and behind-the-scenes of my life.
To kick off this channel, I started
150+ Lessons of 2015
Fighting for justice is not a choice. This is not
They are still killing us. In 2015, police killed ### people of color and ## unarmed individuals. We have seen the murderers of many of the highest profiled deaths—Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and more—not receive punish
Our ancesters would
Exhibiting the Mirror Casket, yielding its purchase for collection into the Smithsonian.
Closing the Points of Light National Conference for Volunteering and Service as a #FutureForward speaker.
Engaging 4000+ youth this year through my efforts at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Co-organizing the United Story Summit on Race & Social Justice in St. Louis.
Starting the #StickyNotetoSelf project.
I brought in 2016 with a big, brass bang as I celebrated in New Orleans with friends. During this week-long holiday vacation, the experience was full of countless planned and unexpected adventures and happenings, including:
Touring the city and visiting the City Park sculpture garden
Watching bands and eating great
It’s the holiday season, and everywhere we turn, we hear holiday songs and Christmas cheer. Personally, I love it, and there are a few songs and albums that always help me transition into the spirit. Here are my top 7 favorite holiday albums:
7. A Motown Christmas
The Motown Christmas album is
This year, as a new YouTuber, I’ve taken up the annual Vlogmas challenge, which gets more people sharing their lives and stories together in the spirit of the holiday season. Each day, December 1-25, I will post a daily video journal to my YouTube channel, sharing lessons, adventures, creations, and
Young people are ripe for creative social change. This truth was concreted for me during the Artivists & Uprisings workshop discussion I recently engaged at St. Louis University. I joined Elizabeth Vega, Damon Davis, Jelani Brown, and professor Olubukola “Bukky” Gbadegesin to share how artivism–the act of using art as