a writer, poetess, photographer, and multimedia artist.
I began writing poetry and songs at the age of 10 years
old. Music inspired my writing.
I just graduated from Tacoma Community College 2005. I didn't
think about graphic design as a way to combine or juxtapose
poetry, and photography until midway through community college.
I've always had a deep love and passion for different modes
of creative expression. What really sparked the decision
to pursue my current mediums were the many liberal arts
classes I'd taken at TCC. I was inspired by the women of
the 1400s, and how they used art like quilting, blockprints,
photography, poetry, and film to reach others in a world
which thought them no more than property and ignorant savages.
I use my art to say what others are too afraid to say or
whose inner truth is currently over shadowed by constant
pressure to look, act, feel, and love as someone else feels
My poetry has been published in the GBF(Gay Black Female
Magazine.) I was a guest speaker at University of Puget
Sound, a gay marriage forum where I read a piece entitled
"What are We Fighting For." I wrote an article
for the Rainbow Center News in Tacoma, WA "AfroQueer
Theorist Explores Perception Gap on Gay Marriage,"
a Photoetching "Grandpa and Grandchildren" published
in the Trillium 2004 School Anthology.
I was awarded two scholarships from the Pride Foundation's
King and Pierce County bases to attend Evergreen State Community
College's Film Works Program. I currently live in Olympia,