I am a multimedia artist, researcher, and educator of Afrofuturism and Black Islam in the U.S. based in Baltimore, MD.

Read more about me here.

Islam & Prints What Happens When We Nurture exhibition named “Best of” in the Baltimore Beat’s end-of-year publication.

Baltimore Beat’s review of Islam & Print’s What Happens When We Nurture exhibition.

UMBC Magazine’s alumni profile, “The Mundane Afrofuturism of multimedia artist Safiyah Cheatam”

  1. Assistant Manager of Teen Programs at the Walters Art Museum
  2. Co-founder of Islam & Print
  3. Trustee at the Awesome Foundation

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A Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) Wherewithal Research Grant video essay investigating the sudden and short-lived mass conversion to Islam amongst Black youth in the DC-metro area between 2009-2012, with research partner Hope Willis.

The driving question of this multimedia research project was, “What influences drove a significant portion of DC’s Black youth to practice Islam and self-identify as Muslims?” Five-hundred tweets, two MuslimLink and one Medium article later, we define the role of Islam in the lives of those affected youth.

This research was conducted with 4th generation native-Washingtonian, Hope Willis, a multidisciplinary artist, historian of the Middle East/North Africa region, and player of various roles in her local D.C. community. 

The following are some images that stand out from the full presentation (above).