Projects feat. j.n.deloach

Anyone who knows me knows that I love keeping busy.

Read about some of the creative projects I have in the works below.

 

MelaNation, an art zine about Black liberation

I'm an activist with BYP100 DC (Black Youth Project 100 DC), a collective of young Black organizers who fight for justice through a Black queer feminist lens by engaging in direct actions, campaigns, political education, cultural production, and uplifting radical Black joy.

I’m a founding member, lead editor, and designer at MelaNation, BYP100 DC’s Black liberation art zine and blog that aims to engage Black people with political education to resist oppression and to uplift the voices of Black artists and writers in the DC area. I create written and illustrated content, manage the website and blog, prepare submissions and distribution strategies, connect with local art collectives and creatives, and co-create with an incredible team of fellow Black liberation activists.

 

“Mumble Sauce,” a Pop Up Column at Washington City Paper

“Mumble Sauce” is a Washington City Paper summer pop-up column containing my musings about how Black communities find healing in the face of gentrification, displacement, policing, prisons, and jails.

I’m publishing one article per week for 10 weeks to uplift the stories of the DMV-based Black healers, artists, and freedom fighters who are pushing to make the world a safer place. A world where we can all gain fulfillment.

 
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DECRIMNOW, a campaign to support sex workers

As an organizer with BYP100 DC, I volunteer with communications and design work for the DECRIMNOW campaign. DECRIMNOW consists of a collective of Black and brown sex workers, advocates, and allies who are working to decriminalize sex work in DC, and to increase access to housing, services, education, and other resources for people in the sex trade.

Organizations involved in DECRIMNOW include Collective Action for Safe Spaces, HIPS, BYP100 DC, No Justice No Pride, UndocuBlack, Workers' World Party, and more. Learn more about how to support people in the sex trade at our website!

 
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