Chakka Reeves is a digital storyteller with an educational background, social justice lens and a mental library of media references. Chakka has created digital storytelling campaigns for organizations such as Community TV Network, BlackStar Film Festival and Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia PA. Chakka is the Creative Director of Eighth House Creative LLC, a media production and marketing company that has produced short videos for TEDxPhilly, Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) and other small companies and organizations.
Her work as an educator and educational consultant includes clients such as After School Matters, Alternative Schools Network (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago’s Convergence Academies Program and School of the Art Institute’s Continuing Education Department.
In addition to advising, teaching and producing video and digital content, Chakka is an avid essayist. Her written work has been featured in publications such as The Root, Black Girl in Om, The Lighthouse, as well as her own personal blog, Freedomreeves.com.
Chakka has also ventured into building web platforms for artists and creatives. Her latest project is Highwater Magazine (http://www.gethighwater.com), an email-based publication designed for curious creators who seek inspiration across mediums and disciplines. Chakka believes that be it music, film, photography, writing, fashion or design, sharing great work makes us better.