Educational Work

School of the Art Institute of Chicago- Homan Square

I co-taught a course that exposes youth in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago’s west side to careers in art event planning.   Link to class blog.

Summer Documentary and News Program for Teens

Through a partnership with After School Matters, Community TV Network and Alternative Schools Network, I run a program in the summer documentary program for youth ages 14-19.

 

Videos

Honest Tom’s Taco Shop-UWishUNu

Client-UWishUNu Philly Producer-Chakka Reeves Tom McCusker runs Honest Tom’s Taco Shop, a taco shop in West Philadelphia. He specializes in tacos and burritos made from natural local ingredients. We shot this video as a part of Uwishunu’s 101 video series.

I Think She Knows- Daniel’s Son

Client-Forever Music Inc Co-Director/Producer-Chakka Reeves First video off of Daniel’s Son debut album. Created by the Free Film Collective, a project I co-founded.

Mojo Green- The One

Client-Fat Nice A Free Film Collective Joint. http://www.freefilmcollective.org Director/Editor-Chakka Reeves Director: Chakka Reeves Co-Producer: Brittanie Langford Director of Photography: Rashid Zakat Second Cameraman: David Evan McDowell PA: Kerrin Simmons  

TedXPhilly Promotional Video

Client-TEDxPhilly I produced this video with Free Film Collective collaborators Rashid Zakat (Director) and David Evan McDowell (Second Camera). The organizer of TedXPhilly wanted a video to play as an ad for the 2012 TedXPhilly conference. The promo also played on the screen in the auditorium of TedXPhilly as participants were walking in. We put out an open call on our social media and email channels and Philadelphia came out for us. We shot on Broad Street in front of City Hall, in West Philadelphia around Clark Park, on South Street, at Indie Hall (a co-working community) and other cool locations.

 

Writing

Writing

In addition to my personal blog, I am a writer-for-hire. Below are some of my favorite clips.   How To Welcome The Divine Feminine Into Your Spiritual Practice The Two-Step Guide To Celebrating Small Wins Teaching Myself, Healing Myself     What I Want Black People To Understand About Depression   An Open Letter to D’Angelo