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Windafire

2020-2021 Board Co-Coordinator, Youth Cohort

Windafire is a 17 year old Black, Caribbean, Latine artist who uses music, spirituality, and meditations.  In 2018, they and Onika Reigns co-founded Black Dream Escape, a therapeutic arts practice which centers Black and Indigenous rest and sleep. Their efforts have been recognized by The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Social Justice Fund, The Love My Neighbor Grant, Office Of Public Art and served as Fellows for CMU’s Studio For Creative Inquiry.  In 2019, their first single, "Alive With Pride" was produced by Liz Berlin through Creative Life Support, and had its debut as an opening act for Big Freedia at People's Pride Pittsburgh. They've been an intern for Youth Express, Rock-It Science, and an AAMI Boys Choir member. They are an active member of Dreams Of Hope and served as our ambassador to the International Congress Of Youth Voices in Puerto Rico.