September 28, 2018

The Brothers Billygoat Dream in Sound & Sight

Spanning over a decade now, The Brothers Billygoat was originally conceived when I hit a very low point in my life Instead of relying on others to provide substance, I decided it was time to turn inward and find it … Continue reading

August 22, 2018

What’s in a Name? The Flowering of Kingsley

“You can be whatever name you want to be.” Hearing those words from her mother was all that it took for 12 year old soon-to-be Kingsley to take her name and matters into her own hands. As an indie pop artist, … Continue reading

September 11, 2017

The Balance That Is What Is In My Art

My name is Luz Elena Mendoza And the question of Identity has been on my heart. I am an extention of my mother, my father, my brother, my ancestors, my friends, my community I am what I have consumed and … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

Contemporary Folklore by Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater


— TEDxMtHood is honored to introduce Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater as one of our 2016 performers. — Contemporary folklore = Contemporary: the freedom of breaking away from traditional structures and blending dance techniques + Folklore: maintaining a connectedness to people, stories, history and ancestry. We are … Continue reading