DEEP in the Work

DEEP in the Work

Latest Episodes

Ep 14: Gina Duncan
August 18, 2021

In this episode, were talking to Gina Duncan, who I met when she ran BAM Film in Fort Greene Brooklyn, and while there partnered with my husbands film organization Luminal Theater. It always made me feel at home at BAM to walk in and know that a Black w

Ep 13: Toya Lillard
July 29, 2021

In this episode were talking to Toya Lillard, one of our faves over at Black Art Futures Fund, and champion of safe spaces and theater and strong voices for our young Black women and girls. We met when viBe Theater Experience was awarded our inaugural Sh

Ep 12: Novella Ford
June 24, 2021

In this episode were talking to Novella Ford, super connected arts maven who read my unsolicited book of poetry Weary Kingdom then invited me to come and read my poems about Harlem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culturea dream come true.

Ep 11: Caitlin Crews
May 17, 2021

In this episode were talking to Caitlin Crews, who I met through Fatima Jones at a Black Art Futures Fund friendraiser, and we became fast friends, and neighbors in Bedstuy Brooklyn. Then over the course of the interview, we learned it turns out Caitl

Ep 10: Hallie S. Hobson
April 19, 2021

In this episode were talking to Hallie Hobson, who I first met at the Cave Canem summer poetry retreat in 2007, which was also the year I graduated from undergraduate school at UNC Chapel Hill. I knew I was moving to NYC and so meeting a Black woman who

Ep 9: Fatima Jones
March 18, 2021

In this episode were talking to Fatima Jones, who I check in with almost weekly, getting a read on everything from the Black cultural landscape and how to keep my proverbial wig on straight when folks try us (you know how that goes), to understanding how

Ep 8: Jess Solomon
February 15, 2021

Episode 8: Jess SolomonIn this episode were talking to Jess Solomon who I have been in community with for a few years in the areas of philanthropy and Black womens labor, community-building, and influence in the arts & culture sphere.Jessica Solom

Ep 7: Renée Watson
December 14, 2020

In this episode we’re talking to Renée Watson, an award-winning Young Adult author whose narratives and characters I truly wished I had on my bookshelves growing up. Her protagonists are tough cookies: brown and full-bodied young Black girls, and yet resi

Ep 6: Alison McNeil
October 09, 2020

Episode 6: Alison McNeil In this episode we’re talking to Alison McNeil, who I met in 2019 at the Grantmakers in the Arts annual convening, but who we both learned as Black women consultants, have a lot of circles and circles of beloved arts organizations

Ep 5: Shaunda McDill
September 25, 2020

In this episode, were talking to Shaunda McDill, who is my philanthropy sister, and a member of the maybe newly formed Shays Babies group -- folks who have had the pleasure to come of professional age in the culture world with Shay Wafer as a mentor.