Black Lives Matter/Black Women Artists Matter


We are continuously being inspired to support, create and grow by our mentor WomenArts. We encourage all women artists throughout the world to follow them and check out their great resources.

When we read their latest blog we found it imperative that we shared with you their sentiment!

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackWomenArtistsMatter

From womenarts,org


WomenArts stands in solidarity with the many individuals and organizations calling for racial justice in these troubled times.  Many women artists of color have been addressing racial issues through their art for decades, and we feel their voices are more important than ever now.  Today we are sharing some wisdom from three of our favorite long-term colleagues –  Jane SappMary D. Watkins, and Jovelyn RichardsJovelyn-headshotWe hope they will inspire you to use your creativity to keep working for a better future in spite of these dark times.


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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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