Zine Fair at MoMA PS1 Music Fest, March 26th

MoMA PS1 and Other Music Present
Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Coming up next week, #Blkgrlswurld Zine will join the Zine tables lead by Suffragette City art collective at the record label fair taking place during the music fest. Both labels and zinesters will be selling underground wares full of indie funk and style. We’ll have the latest Riso prints of our Zine and special variant editions.

*Access to the label/zine fair is free with museum admission. Events and screenings in the VW Dome are ticketed, $13-$15

Collaborative performances in the VW Dome celebrate the intersecting communities that make for a vibrant music scene. With Black Quantum Futurism (Moor Mother & Rasheedah Phillips), Matana Roberts, GENG, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Brian Chase, Ryan Sawyer, Robert AA Lowe, Greta Kline, a.k.a. Frankie Cosmos, and more.

Panel discussions feature some of the most innovative individuals in music, including Ric Leichtung, Matt Conboy, Douglas Sherman, Esneider Arevalo, Delphine Blue, Brian Turner, and Francois Vaxelaire.

The New York City premiere of the film A Life in Waves, follows the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, directed by Brett Whitcomb and written and edited by Bradford Thomason.

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Spring Exhibitions ;)

What a whirlwind! Last week at the MoCADA Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair was so amazing; we met so many talented artists and new friends of #Blkgrlswurld.

As the Spring continues we have some books and prints coming up in groups shows.

#BlackArtMatters at the Carnegie Center for Art and History : February 3 – April 8, 2017
Exhibit Opening Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Curator, Daniel Pfalzgraf

“This is an exhibit born out of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, created to provide space for people to be seen and heard. This exhibition is about sharing histories and celebrate lives, and to encourage understanding and respect among neighbors.  In this moment in history, the Carnegie Center for Art & History felt a sense of urgency to share our space to highlight the work and vision of both local and national African American artists to bring national conversations to our space and community.” Press

Shifting: African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze at The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, March 2 – Friday, May 19, 2017 | featuring work by Christina Long, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Deb Willis and many others 😀

Curators: Professor Curlee R. Holton, the David C. Driskell Center’s Executive Director, serves as the primary curator. He is assisted by the Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron.

Shifting explores how African American female artists turn their gaze on themselves and on other women. Not attempting to provide one answer, this exhibition serves as a platform for creating a dialogue around the questions: Whose gaze is it? Is the male gaze also the female gaze? Are women looking at themselves through the male gaze? “

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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brown Paper Zine Fair Jan. 28-29, 2017

Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling our latest editions and coloring books Jan, 28-29th, 2017 at the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists. The free event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Details below.

MoCADA (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY) – 1st and 4th Floors Free RSVP

We are also thrilled to participate in a panel dicsussion on Sunday during the zine fair, moderated by Kimberly Drew. Social Sunday: Black Ink Zine Panel Sunday, January 29, 2:30-4pm Free RSVP

3 Dot Zine presents its first installment of the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists as a part of programming for Diagram of the Heart, by Glenna Gordon, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

3 Dot Zine is a collaborative submission based zine founded by artist Devin N Morris in 2014 as a way to extend the reach of important dialogues Morris was having with his peers.Throughout his time participating in zine fairs and festivals in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, he noticed a lack of Black and People of Color (PoC) representation within these environments, which stood in stark contrast to the diverse independent publishing communities Morris found himself apart of.

As such, the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair was created to provide a space where the creative efforts of Black and PoC artists working in print mediums could be exposed and proliferated. Bringing together established zine makers, small presses, and artists working in print mediums to MoCADA, the fair asks each participant to seek out new and young artists to showcase their zines, or facilitate the production of their print-based work. In addition to encouraging young artists to use zines as a viable, independent avenue for sharing their work, this effort also acquaints young makers with the communities that fairs create.

The Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair will occupy multiple locations within the MoCADA building as the weekend boasts inclusive programming in the way of; the Women’s Healing Space, a writing workshop and a space for women to check in, be seen, heard and affirmed while in community with each other; a screening of #BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory, a documentary exploring “black woman-ness” and the literary traditions that inform it, featuring artists Ayana Evans, Kal Gezahegn, Dell M. Hamilton, Tsedaye Makonnen, Helina Metaferia and Marceline Mandeng; Social Sunday: Black Ink, a panel discussion interrogating the world of self-publishing and the instance where inspiration leads to action; and more to be announced.


3 Dot Zine
Blk Grls Wurld Zine
Brown & Proud Press
Brown Recluse Zine Distro
Codify Art
Collectiva Cosmica
Endless Editions
La Chamba Press
La Liga Zine
Lambey Press
Maroon World
Mohammed Fayez
No Shame Distro
Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Oxford Plain
PJ Gubatina Policarpio
Red Hook Editions
True Laurels Magazine
Yellow Jackets Collective

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Blkgrlswurld Zine Edition 4.3 Now Online

She’s finally arrived, the latest edition can be found at the link below. This season’s book features artwork by Trifecta Studios and a short story we crafted during November’s National Novel Writing Month.

Later this week on Dec. 15th, we’ll be reading from the book & performing a bit of music in Brooklyn at Pioneer Works Book Shop. Details in the poster below.

See you in the pit! \m/

Edition 4.3 | December 2016 | View PDF Here

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Summer Orchestra Performance Sept. 14, 2016

2016 marks our 20th year as a violinist and I look forward to sharing this evening of music with you.
New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra: Summer in Chelsea
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 7:30pm
St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea
346 W. 20th St (between 8th-9th Aves)
Suggested donation: $10 / proceeds will be donated to St. Peter’s Food Pantry
Conductor: Tong Chen
Soloist: Carolyn Pollak, Oboe
Featured Musical Works:
Mozart Symphony No. 4 in D Major, K. 19
Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in C minor RV 120
Vivaldi Oboe Concerto RV 454
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
About NASO



#Blkgrlswurld featured in 30th episode of Paper Cuts on Clocktower Radio

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Summer Updates

#Blkgrlswurld Zine is in full effect this summer. 😂

After closing out the classical music season in June as a violinist in the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, we spent the past few weeks documenting rock shows in Detroit and NYC.

Vans Warped Tour and Slipknot/Marilyn Manson performances at Long Island’s Jones Beach this Julydid not disappoint.

Below are some photos all of this running around, including an insightful chat with Janes France regarding his art practice  😀 stay tuned!

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Blavity EmpowerHer16 Conference, NYC

Ahh, this full day event gave me so much life!

Last week brought together Black women in digital spaces from across the country to share in new leadership learnings, entrepreneurial strategies and a focus on self-care and healing.

Blavity is an online community of multi-cultural creators and influencers bringing together today’s ethnic millennial audiences. I first took interest in the conference after reading one of their articles celebrating the weird Black girls who grew up loving punk rock, anime and cosplay. The idea of walking into a room full of 50+ Black girls like me with a passion for marketing and branding sounded amazing to me.

The event consisted of a full day of panels, lectures and breakout workshops that allowed many celebrity bloggers and vloggers with 250K+ followers each to come together face to face for the first time. To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with most of these brand personalities of beauty, politics or style as my social media is focused more often on metal bands, but it was great to hear these women talk about their marketing strategies for success in the online space.

It was inspiring to be among women that are having a similar experience of balancing work, family and passion projects we hope to focus on more if ever given the opportunity.

xoxo #blackgirlmagic


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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brooklyn Zine Exchange


#Blkgrlswurld Zine will be sharing custom Zines at the Pioneer Works Zine Exchange in Brooklyn on May 13, 2016. Please consider bringing along your own DIY zines for the exchange, its one of the best parts of printmaking, trading amazing art with friends.

See you there! Event runs May 13 from 7pm-10pm + many thanks to Paper Cuts for inviting us to participate.

Zine Exchange Game

bring a zine to play for free, or buy a $7 ticket

All participants will randomly choose a number that corresponds to a zine on display. From there, you can either keep your selection or get a sticker that will show others in the room that you want to trade. Talk, meet, debate the virtues of your zine, and see what you end up with!


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#Blkgrlswurld on Alternative Arts Panel @ The New School, April 2016

#‎Blkgrlswurld‬ Zine is looking forward to joining host Laina Dawes and some amazing ladies of the various underground scenes later this month at The New School. These are going to be some lively panels so don’t miss out! We’ll be chatting on the panel titled, “Are You Quirky? Challenging the Status Quo in Arts and Culture”– hope to see you there!

Women CLAP BACK in Music and the Arts

Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

“This one-day symposium features writers, activists, musicians, and creative artists whose presence as women of color, queer, trans* and/or gender non-conforming enables them to clap back to patriarchal, sexist, and racially intolerant creative spaces today.”