Amarie Baker is a social media strategist and visual artist currently living and working in New York City. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with Bachelors of Art in Communications and is currently pursuing art full time. Using her social media background, artistic vision, and her iphone, Amarie, sets out to create a platform that showcase a new narrative on millennial perspectives.
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Anahita (Ani) Bradberry is an artist and art historian from D.C. who currently lives and works in New York. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in modern and contemporary non-Western art with a focus on Japan from American University's Feminist Art History program. Interested in challenging predetermined roles in the global contemporary art world, Anahita walks the line between artist and critical art writer to obtain a deeper understanding of the cultural power of radical creativity.
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Kristen Brown is a visual artists from Peoria, Illinois. She works in a variety of media, including photography, videography, sewing, mixed media, temporary installation, and spectacle art. Brown completed her BA in Community Art with an Urban Studies Certificate from Wheaton College and her MFA in Community Arts, with a Certificate in College Teaching, from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. Using art to bridge individuals together, Brown’s work is about response and creating opportunities for individuals to let their guard down through participatory actions, events and moments.
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Edgar Reyes is a multimedia artist based in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. His work is a reflection of his personal experience as an undocumented youth in the United States. Reyes earned his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has taught at non-profits and private institutions. Through his creative programming, interests and abilities, he nurtures the development of youth-driven arts-based leadership initiatives that advocate how art and design can assist in self-expression and easing of cultural tensions.
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strvnge encounters is a community oriented platform that is innovative, fluid, and forever in motion. se, aims to include an open space welcome to every person, wherever they may be in their journey, and build with them a home.
The concept of home, within strvnge encounters, is nurtured with tender love and care by Aayesha. Aayesha is an instinctual artist, healer, and storyteller. she is the first born of immigrant parents, Muslim, and a woman of color. Through art, healing, and se, she aims to break the silence that surrounds mental illness, sexual and domestic assault, community accountability and more!
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Teens for Teens is a D.C. based collective created by teens for teens in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, with a focus on intersectionality, self-love, and activism. Coming together for Cultural Platforms for Resistance for the 1st time, Teens for Teens will create Speak Your He(ART), a group exhibition focusing on intersectionality, activism, and self-love. Teens for Teens was founded by Washington Metropolitan natives Jacqueline Grimson and Sam Falb.
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Yellow Jackets Collective, YJC, is a queer/intersectional Yellow American collective collaborating towards radical futures that centralize marginalized bodies. With the mission to collaborate on projects that centralize POC/Queer/Femme/marginalized communities, YJC actively envisions and produces opportunities that protect movements that centralize the Asian diaspora and decentralize white heteronormative/capitalist supremacy.
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