Celebrate our common humanity and the unique beauty of diverse experiences during this 6 week international community festival. 27 individuals from Baltimore to Bengaluru share their personal and cultural stories about life in quarantine, racism, relationships, social justice, empowerment, persistence, mortality, immigration, identity, courage, loneliness, and sustainable living through narrative, music, art, animation/video/short film, and more. See the schedule and learn more about the storytellers and their stories below.
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Caroline Maya (England) “Home”
• Adrianna Morgan (Baltimore, MD) “Confusion, Comfort, and Clarity: Identity as Explored by a Caribbean-American Artist”
• Meera (Bethesda, MD) “My Father’s Prayer Ritual”
• Geethanjali Javed (India) “Three Religions”
Caroline Maya (England) “Home”
Caroline Maya presents a spoken word piece that celebrates the often overlooked beauty of her homeland. She is a human exploring different avenues of artistic expression such as music, writing, and poetry to educate, inspire, and entertain.
Adrianna Morgan (Baltimore, MD) “Confusion, Comfort, and Clarity: Identity as Explored by a Caribbean-American Artist”
Adrianna Morgan shares her experiences navigating her identity as a first-generation Trinidadian-American raised in a variety of spheres that created comfort, clarity, and confusion: a Jewish community and workplace, a French immersion-program at an international magnet elementary school, middle school, high school, college, romance, fluctuating DNA test results, and current conversations around racial injustice.
Adrianna Morgan is a proud Trinidadian-American from Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts with a concentration in the visual arts. Pursuing higher education, Adrianna earned a dual degree in Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Object Design and in Foreign Languages: Spanish, as well as completing her secondary area of study in Business Communication and Liberal Arts at Towson University. She currently works as a Translations Case Manager and Spanish Translator with a company that specializes in providing credential evaluations and expert opinions for the employment-based immigration community. As a visual artist, Adrianna uses a multidisciplinary approach to express her creativity. She strives to work resourcefully; often using materials from her previous artworks and re-purposing unconventional or found items, allowing her to create in an environmentally conscious manner. Adrianna explores and connects with her Caribbean heritage though the creation of her wearable and decorative art pieces.
Meera (Bethesda, MD) “My Father’s Prayer Ritual”
Meera presents a story is about her father’s South Indian prayer ritual. She was born and raised in India and has lived in Manila, Istanbul, Hong Kong and Washington, DC.
Geethanjali Javed (India) “Connecting Three Religions”
Geethanjali Javed will share a personal story that relates to three major religions. Geethanjali Javed is an educator, a story teller, and ambassador of peace who spreads positivity, love, and joy, wherever she goes. Her stories also bring people closer to each other. Geethanjali believes in countries without borders, humanity, and love.