Growth through Darkness: A Gallery Walk with Charvis Harrell

"My art comes from a dark place," wrote Charvis, when we asked him to share about his process and introduce himself.   We all know the saying meant to push us through times of intense adversity and ongoing challenges: “that which doesn't kill you will only make you stronger”. But if you ask him, "it's [...]

Getting to the root: Where do our missing girls go?

The #missingDCgirls have woken us up again. Black cis and trans girls & women reported missing across the country number close to 75,000. 37 of the cases in DC - all Black and Latinx - reported since January remain unsolved. In the past few weeks, spikes in disappearances of young women of color - and [...]

Pie Face Girls: Angry, Attentive, and Anti-HB2

We started off discussing Monsanto on slightly damp benches. Dani’s disdain for the company’s careless disruption of the natural flow of things quickly shifted into the group's deep appreciation for the deliciousness of ugly fruit, specifically blood oranges from earlier in the summertime. “GMO OMG.", she recommended, "It’s on Netflix.”. I ran into the Raleigh-based [...]