Born Brown: All Rights Reserved®
Born Brown: All Rights Reserved® is a social enterprise agency that promotes understanding and collaboration among people of color with various origins. Throughout the world, indigenous people and people of color outside of their ancestral homelands are exposed to visual and auditory imagery that pierces the subconscious, creates internalized oppression & racism while furthering their experience of discord in the global society.
Bb:ARR® aspires to liberate activists, educators, youth and elders by countering oppressive media with messaging that evokes self-acceptance and self-love. Ultimately, Bb:ARR® exists as a catalyst for education, solidarity, and the exercise of Universal Human Rights.
Queer Art Impact
Queer Art Impact (QAI) is a new collaboration between Brooklyn-based Artistic Director, Mat Heggem and Nursha Project Founder, Shalonda Ingram. QAI explores the conversation between politics and art. The New York City-based initiative is intended to bring together individuals and organizations who self-identify their body of work as queer. By presenting artists whose works challenge the hetero-normative, QAI seeks to embrace self-identified queerness and create opportunities for all artists, living in the political and social fringe, to move to the center.
Created by Shannyn Vicente and Shalonda Ingram, Viewpoint explores a shared desire to live into the truth of loving through and across the lines of fear, anger, and mistrust. A commitment to move through the ever-evolving painful realities of the social constructs that binds, traps, and perpetuates Dis.Ease in the mind.