Meetup for Black Fae Day 2022

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Black Fae Day meetup! The rain held off and we were able to frolic in Mt. Airy Arboretum without worrying about getting soaked. πŸ§šπŸΎπŸ§šπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ We looked around for a different place to hold this year’s meetup but ultimately decided to go back to the Arboretum – it really is the PERFECT place for this kind of event. Thanks to our amazing photographers Teddie Parker of Teddie P, Co., Salim Williams of NyteVisions Photography, Brittney Johnson of Happy Bubbles Images and Aren Hageman-Johnson! (Note: Photos will be posted here as we receive them.)

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Welcome to Black Fae May!

Happy Black Fae May! If you’re looking for programming around Cincinnati to celebrate magical Black folks this month, we got you! Bring your kids to listen to griot Deondra Kamau Means on May 7, wear your best fairy/cryptid costume to our #BlackFaeDay meetup on May 14 (FYI this is a safe space for Black folks), and/or join us on YouTube for a chat about Black folklore as Black speculative fiction on May 21! We look forward to seeing you!

Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project Art Show Opens on May 7

Our co-founder’s two portraits for Tina Guiterrez’s coronavirus wearable art response project will be on display during its first full art show at Kennedy Heights Arts Center, starting May 7! “Selected from over 120 portraits taken over the last two years, Tina Gutierrez has amassed a visual collection of our local community during the historic moment of navigating a pandemic that has affected us all. Participants were asked to respond with clothing, costume, or other wearable art to express how they felt about the coronavirus, quarantine, and social distancing. Many displayed personal empowerment, and in many cases, gathered strength through objects, and adornments. For others, objects and garments of beauty helped them feel reconnected to the world.” For more info on the opening reception, click here. The exhibition runs through July 2.