Meli Kimathi

Meli Kimathi labors at the intersections of race, gender, and culture to activate wisdom, words, and ways for community solidarity. Broadly interested in mental health maintenance via personal musical practices and praxes of palliative care for our dying master narratives, she holds degrees in International Studies, Education, Social Work. Her doctorate is forthcoming from UNC-Chapel Hill, where her engaged scholarship explores the healing work of DJs through African diaspora music in live party spaces.

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Mayah Collins

Mayah S. Collins is a visionary leader, passionate storyteller, and the driving force behind Fruit of May — a dynamic lifestyle media company based in

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Maria Tavarez

Maria Tavarez is a self-taught expressionist abstract artist pulling influences from Georgia O’KEEFE, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Paul Cézzane. Maria’s medium of choice is

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