I am a conceptual artist, researcher, storyteller, and educator of Afrofuturism and Black Islam based in Baltimore, MD.

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  1. Intermedia + Digital Art MFA graduate
  2. 5+ years of arts education experience
  3. Awards-nominated podcast producer



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KUFIS & PEPPERONI PIZZA




SEPTEMBER 2022

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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).