Writers

Bayana Davis

Bayana Davis is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and co-host of the podcast #WizardTeam. Bayana Davis Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the co-founder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and co-host of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a …

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Tatted Poodle

Tatted Poodle is a Cosplayer, Content Creator, and Photographer. Tatted Poodle Tatted Poodle (Michelle) is a Cosplayer, Content Creator, and Photographer. She Began Cosplaying In 2015 and has created costume design of Anime, Cartoons, Comics, and Gaming characters. Poodle’s Breakthroughs were at Twitch con 2018 where she Cosplay as Fortnite’s Bunny Brawler and E3 2019 …

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Leo Mercer

Leo Mercer is an artist, community organizer and Founder of MERCER Brotherhood Leo Mercer Leo Mercer is an artist and community organizer, born and raised in Oakland Ca. Leo is a student, father, and mentor of the youth in his community. His professional work dates back to 2009, advocating for communities of color in his …

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Trinidad Hermida

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Niantic Trinidad Hermida TRINIDAD HERMIDA | @THISISTRINI Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Niantic Once upon a time there was a creative who, due to the unfortunate circumstances of society, suppressed her creative gene to learn how to maneuver up the corporate ladder. Fast forward 10 years – she has discovered …

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Tajai Massey

Tajai Massey Rapper/Producer. One of the four founding members of Souls Of Mischief. An alternative hip-hop group from Oakland, CA that is also part of the hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics. Tajai Massey Rapper/Producer Tajai Massey, stage name Tajai, is one of the four founding members of Souls Of Mischief. An alternative hip-hop group from Oakland, CA …

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Jada Imani

Jada Imani

Facilitator Jada Imani Jada Imani Jada Imani is a workshop facilitator, an MC, and founder of Tatu Vision.She works towards a vision of regenerative communities through her performance and healing arts. Jada builds coalitions with communities of poets, Hip-Hop heads, entrepreneurs and permaculturists alike. She curates and hosts frequent events on behalf of Tatu Vision each …

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Sketch Smith

Sketch Smith

Artist, Creator Sketch Smith Sketch Smith Sketch is a native of New Jersey and a self taught artist living in San Francisco, she spent way more years than strictly necessary collecting grant money at City College of San Francisco.. Sketch joined the San Francisco Arts Commission and became a full time airbrush artist after the …

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Thaddeus Howze

Writer Thaddeus Howze Thaddeus Howze Thaddeus Howze is an author, essayist and storyteller for mysterious beings who exist in non-Euclidean realms beyond our understanding. Since they insist on constant entertainment and can’t subscribe to cable, Thaddeus writes a variety of forms of speculative fiction to appease them. He is the co-founder and editor of the …

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Rikarlo Handy

Ri-karlo Handy

Director Rikarlo Handy Rikarlo Handy Ri-Karlo Handy an Oakland, began working in the at 14. While still in high school, Ri-Karlo worked with some of the bay area's most popular artist such as E-40, En Vogue, and Too Short. Starting off as a Production Assistant Ri-Karlo started directing at 18. Directing music videos for Master …

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