Projects

Re-visiting The Ravine

A nature journal comprised of thoughts on Blackness, mainstream environmentalism, and climate change.

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, that valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place.” – Toni Morrison

Fat Black Futures

My most recent photo-essay aims to integrate fat Black women’s bodies into Afrofuturist narratives.

We don’t see fat Black people in the future. Thus, we must carve spaces for fat Black women to exist in the Future. (Essay Coming soon).

Decolonize Your Booklist

My Digital Series aims to amplify the voices of BIPOC authors and promote Black readership.

Love Letters 4 Liberation

Love Letters 4 Liberation is a collective project for social change, which will take everyone working together to make it work. During the summer I had the chance to work with a couple of my peers to come up with a collective statement on the current pandemic, hopes for decolonization, and we centered our piece around Afrofuturism. Our collective manifesto was directly inspired by The Combahee River Collective’s (1986) statement that was published by Black radical feminists in 1977. Our collective motivation was to build on the significant strides that have advanced equity for Black people globally. I plan to build off of my peers’ work with my project Love Letters 4 Liberation. Moreover, this project is a collective love letter with submissions from people all over the world, which I will edit and turn into one long Love Letter 4 Liberation. Specifically, this project highlights the importance of lived experiences and futurisms to create social change. I want each of you to write a love letter from your positionality and I want you to keep in mind what your hopes for liberation could look like in a world without systemic inequalities (see prompts for more info).

 

Prompts:

1.     If you woke up tomorrow and all of the world’s problems that you believe existed could be solved, what would those problems be?

2.      If you could imagine your ideal world, how would that look?

3.     If you could envision a world without barriers, how would that world look?