Meet the Artists

Amir Khadar

Amir Khadar

Amir Khadar is a non-binary, West African, multidisciplinary artist and organizer. Through their spoken word and visual art practice, Amir is able to attack issues stemming from white supremacy while celebrating intersectionality and Black beauty. Through art, they are able to practice authentic self-expression and create the images of the African diaspora that are shunned by the media. Amir is currently a first-year student at the Maryland Institute College of Art studying for their B.F.A in Animation and Humanistic studies.

Francis Mead

Francis Mead

Francis Mead is an illustrator, painter, dreamer, and queer Black mama rooted in Oakland, Ca. Ever since she can remember she made art to connect with herself, her peoples, and the spirits that guide her. Her creative business Illustrated Truths seeks to uplift the dreams, history, and magic of people of color, honoring divine femme energy, decolonial resistance and queer love in particular, as a way to inspire and liberate her peoples and the earth.

Iman Geddy

Iman Geddy

Iman Geddy is a black femme illustrator whose art transforms extravagant colors and high contrast tones into a creative force that limits the agonies of doubt and hesitation. With ancestral roots in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, she now lives in Atlanta where she is currently working on an animated short film that explores our collective ideas around identity and community within a Reproductive Justice framework.

Jamilla Okubo

Jamilla Okubo

Jamilla Okubo (b. 1993, North Carolina, USA) is a mixed-media artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer. Washington, D.C. raised, Okubo earned her BFA in Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. Her work has a consistent theme of exploring the intricacy of belonging to an American, Kenyan, and Trinidadian identity and aims to use her interdisciplinary concentration as a medium to address topics within her culture. Rotating between collage, painting, fashion design, and printmaking her work is heavily inspired by the art of storytelling through textiles and fashion.

Loveis Wise

Loveis Wise

Loveis Wise is an Freelance Illustrator from Washington, DC currently living in Philadelphia. She has recieved her BFA in Illustration from The University of the Arts and has worked with clients such as TED, Cartoon Network, Refinery 29 and The Poetry Foundation.