With over 15 years of experience (journalist, editor, curator, and marketer), my creative focus is streamlined on culture (music, fashion, film, art, travel, technology, progressive movements) as it relates directly to social activism and justice. My greatest strengths rest in global content strategy, development, programming and distribution across events, print, web, mobile, and video. My specialties include curation, production management, digital media development, talent development, and campaign strategy + execution.
For speaking engagements, moderator or consulting opportunities, or for more information about any of my past or current projects, email me.
I have been a creative leader at TRACE, MTV.com, MTV World, The Source, Ketchum, Red Bull Media House, TranslationLLC / UnitedMasters, where I carved content strategies for media companies and consumer brands alike, geared to both national and global audiences.
I launched my company in 2004, Aimstar Media, which gave birth to TheStarkLife.com, a digital media company that was nominated as Best Cultural Blog at the 16th Annual Webby Awards in 2012. Other special projects for lifestyle brands came later, including Sprayground, Sony, Packer Shoes, a special film project for Ice T and CoCo, and quite a few marketing programs for tourism offices including Ecuador, India, Asia Now! (Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and others).
As a journalist, I have interviewed Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Wangechi Mutu, Rem Koolhaas, Kobe Bryant, Patricia Field, Chitra Ganesh, Laquan Smith, Angela Nissel, Pharrell Williams, Spike Lee, Bethann Hardison, T.I., Shepard Fairey, CamRon, Outkast, Jamel Shabazz, Bobbito Garcia, Os Gemeos, Edwidge Danticat, to name a few.
I am a former mentor at New Museum’s sister incubator New Inc.
Currently, I am the Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), and a Professor of Integrated Strategies at The New School University, Parsons School of Design.
My personal passion projects include two forthcoming book projects ANARCHY: In Search of a New World Order which explores art and activism, and an untitled novel that is rooted in the supernatural.