Where are you from?
Nowhere but everywhere. Oviedo, Florida is my hometown.
How do you spend your time?
Working in the arts and culture industry thru a nonprofit and independently. When I am not working, I spend time with friends, family, traveling, cooking and taking care of my African Violets and orchids.
What’s your story?I am a Black woman with Caribbean roots who grew up in the United States as a military child. All of these signifiers shape how I navigate the world and my passion which is bringing people together thru art. I am an artistic producer creating accessible experiences to multiple communities, and I realize that my childhood experiences of moving and living amongst people who were ethnically and culturally different from me have informed how I approach my life’s works and living in Chicago. I love connecting with people with stories that do not mirror my own, yet we can find a common ground, and in turn connecting them with others. Friends say I’m a connector and I kinda get that.
What’s your feminist story?
I didn’t know that I was a feminist and certainly didn’t feel like I needed to proclaim it, until I began examining the relationships I have with the women in my family, especially my mother and great aunt. As I began to create a professional path that did not look like what others expected, I realized that my mother and great aunt’s feminism provided me the foundation for my story, which is a continuation of a long legacy of unspoken feminism in my family.
What is feminism?
Being strong in your own voice while supporting other women in their quest.
What does "Feminist as Fuck" mean?
By any means necessary.
What feminist topics are most important to you?
Women having access to health care, especially reproductive health care; Equal pay; WOC safe spaces to share their stories, truth and experiences.