“if you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together.”
Dzidzor is a Ghanaian performing artist who uses traditional African inspired rhythms to perform melodic poetry. Dzidzor challenges, teaches and inspires through her poetry using affirmations and chants. Azaglo has performed in New York, Washington D.C, North Carolina, Boston, Ghana and Paris.
She is the author of “For Girls Who Cry in Yellow”.
Destiny J. Polk, the founder of Radical Black Girl and The Beautiful Black Butterfly Foundation is a Boston born performance artist, choreographer, writer and art-activist. Currently studying Dance and African American History at Wesleyan University, she is pursuing her passion for performance using historical context and personal experience. She believes that context is key. She discovered her passion for dance at the age of four and for spoken word at the age of twelve and has been performing on stage since. Her audience ranges from middle school class rooms, to Boston cafes/lounges such as the Middle East, to college campuses, to conferences such as the White Privilege Conference. She is a co-founder of an artist collective called The Black Art's Collective, and an organizer for a woman of color collective called Ladies First. Recently Ladies First hosted a performance called Black Woman Is God, curated and directed by Destiny Polk. Destiny plans to continue creating performances by black artists to uplift, empower and educate her audiences. She believes in creating sacred space for blackness to express itself in all of its many forms. This is how RBG was created.
Radical Black Girl is an audacious, unapologetic and empowering platform who's main goal is the radical awakening of the authentic self to affect change through art. RBG promotes radical self knowledge, radical self-love and radical self-expression. The belief is that through art and genuine connection, we can transform and uplift ourselves, one another and our communities.
The Beautiful Black Butterfly Foundation is a sisterhood created to educate, uplift and empower self identifying black girls in the Boston area. BBB's main goals are to inspire young butterflies to improve self esteem, create goals, further creative passions, achieve academic excellence and most importantly to create a network of loving, supportive, like minded young girls ready for success. The Beautiful Black Butterfly foundation offers a number of workshops for girl groups ages 10-18.
Queens Talk is a monthly women’s empowerment meet-up for women of color. It is a safe space that is held for women of color to connect with each other through small group discussions, story-telling, activities, presentations from women in the community, and relationship-building exercises. The mission of Queens Talk is to engage women in deep and thought-provoking conversations that will encourage the creation of new bonds within the circle of women that attend each event. This program also serves to uplift women to meet their goals and identify areas where they could use a helping hand from sisters in the community. Queens Talk promotes a ripple effect of engaging dialogue and bridges the generational gaps that we often witness as women enter into adulthood. This program aims to connect women to resources in the community that could benefit their self-growth as well as establishing self-care strategies that are highly effective towards making necessary progress along the way.
Saadia is a Boston based photographer with a love of visual art and fashion. She aspires to integrate the two into photos to tell stories to the eye. Her passion for portraiture lies within the opportunities to accentuate the beauty and essence of the people she photographs. She also enjoys capturing the candid moments of everyday life.