~ currently thinking through ~
Creating cool audio products for brands.
Prototypes [2018 - present]
Seasonal, one-day residency hosted by Sharon Mashihi and myself where we cook you food and provide a space to create. We only ask that you share with everyone else at the end of the four hours. Invite-only.
Co-founder, creative director, producer. A collective of independent audio shows hosted by people of color, women, and queer identified hosts.
Music and audio stories. Creating tiny pieces for experimentation.
Writing. An experimental newsletter that's guaranteed to be better than your Twitter feed.
Shirt. Raising donations towards the Black Lives Matter movement, related media spaces, and non-profits.
~ in a past life + completed ~
A story about the rise and the fall of the custom ringtone in popular culture for 99% Invisible.
A profile of one my personal legends, Costume Designer Christian Joy, for New Balance x Gimlet Creative’s show Dress Codes.
A piece, years in the making, that explores internal anxieties when I have lost control. Curated by Constellations.
Performing a story about the rise and fall of ringtone culture at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA), Paramount Theatre (Oakland, CA), BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Brooklyn, NY), Warner Theatre (Washington D.C), Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), and Hogg Auditorium (Austin, TX).
An audio documentary on the snowboarder Chloe Kim’s rise to superstardom. For Nike’s “The Fenom Effect”.
Telling the stories behind the best female athletes.
California Sunday Magazine. Edited audio for a story on the people arriving and departing SFO.
Advising on show structure and vocal coaching.
The Outline. A meditation on roaming the aisles in the early hours.
The Outline. Branding a song in 3 seconds is a subtle art.
The Outline. The future may be here, but getting used to it takes some time.
The Outline. Enraged by SESTA and FOSTA, sex workers took to the streets on International Whores’ Day.
The Outline. How NYC cabbies span the distance using WhatsApp, conference calls, and way too many emojis.
The Outline. Instead of protecting their detainees, immigration authorities are taking advantage of them.
Producing, sound design, and reporting stories for World Dispatch. Editing stories for The Outline.
Recommending the best podcasts for you.
The Apple Watch saved my life once. I composed a story about that day.
Gimlet Media’s The Nod. What happens when you set a scavenger hunt for only Black owned businesses?
Gimlet Media’s The Nod. RIP Larry Levan and Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé.
Gimlet Media’s The Nod. You’ll never look at BBQ the same.
Gimlet Media’s The Nod. The durag discourse the culture deserves.
Gimlet Media’s The Nod. Polo heads unite.
Producing, sound design, and reporting stories for The Nod.
MTV News. Looking deep into the work of Kerry James Marshall and Arthur Jafa.
MTV News. On site at the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.
Producing, mixing, sound design, reporting, and editing stories for MTV News' podcast division.
A story on the imitable Tunde Olaniran.
Graduate studies: Writing in the WWW. Case study coming soon.
Moving image. Exploring passive information in mundane moments.
A collection of writings and accompanied illustrations with Vaughn Fender.
Moving image. Questioning the expectations of videos that surface of Black death and harassment by law enforcement.
Digital installation. Manipulations as part of a solo exhibition titled "exceptional/respectable".
Digital manipulations and large scale installation. Part of a solo exhibition titled "exceptional/respectable".
Twitter bot. Built with the programming language, Python.
Website. Let's you send messages to someone you miss.
Branding. For an exhibition at the Washington Park Arts Incubator in Chicago, Illinois.
Moving image. Using my skin as the subject.
Durational performance. Collaboration that explores relationships and dependancy.
Performance and archival prints. Uses leaked code from the mobile application, Snapchat.
Branding and print materials. For an exhibition at the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Moving image. Uses found and original footage of Chicago fights that investigates the internet voyeur.
Moving image with print zine. Exploring my experiences in neighborhoods.
Moving image. Using the average colors of a Google Image Search of "chicago violence".
Moving image. Manipulated found imagery created for the project, twohundredfiftysixcolors.
Moving image. Explores the interactions of one of the neighborhoods of my childhood.