As a writer, artist, and editor...
As a writer and editor, I am passionate about storytelling. My storytelling style is rooted in the concept of Sanfoka while intertwining hip hop cultural artifacts to reflect on the historical, familial, and community stories, folktales, and lore that shape, undergird, and propel generations forward through written, audio, and visual platforms.
As an educator with experience teaching writing and communication, I support students as they reflect and share their stories through various creative outlets, from theatrical productions to personal narrative writing to multimedia productions. In this learning process, I guide students in celebrating and reflecting on the beauty of the mundane. I support students in those moments that seem trivial or uninteresting, seeing what larger significance and life lessons arise from reflecting on those moments. To complement this work, I have guided young people in adapting fairy tales for a Black youth aesthetic from the writing through production phases through this passion.
Additionally, I have experience working with publications and academic units to examine current policies and practices while implementing authentic and realistic inclusive and diverse guides, communication materials, and curriculum.
As Featured In…
The Journal of American Folklore
Guest Co-Editor and Author of "Introduction"
Vol. 134, No. 534, Fall 2021
African American Expressive Culture, Protest, Imagination, and Dreams of Blackness
The Educator's Room Presents
The Teacher Self-Care Podcast
By Teacher Self-Care Podcast
Episode 138: How Therapy and Being a Virtual Audience Member Saved My Mental Well-Being
Focused Inquiry Professor Writes Educational Video With TED-Ed on Acclaimed Novel
University College News & Events –
SOCIAL MEDIA Features
Black Women PhDs
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