Category Archives: Media

#BlackIN – Anya Pearson

#BlackIN – Anya Pearson Anya Pearson is an award-winning playwright, poet, producer, actress, and activist. She is currently launching a BIPOC collective through Corporeal Writing, finishing her debut collection of poetry, writing three pilots, launching a BIPOC-owned, PDX-based clothing label, and constantly plotting, planning, devising, creating, imagining, and revising visions of a better, more just…

#BlackIN – Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman

#BlackIN – Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman A Northwestern University journalism graduate, Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman has been published in numerous literary magazines and media outlets, and performed spoken word and slam poetry pieces for over a decade. Her work focuses on life as an Afroindigenous queer artist navigating a system not made for her.

#BlackIN – Chloe Fulmer

#BlackIN – Chloe Fulmer Chloe Fulmer is a generously kind and compassionate young woman. While attending Roosevelt High School, she wrote and produced this video about being bullying because of her autism. “I wanted to speak my truth,” she said, “and make sure other people understand my story.” Chloe is attending Portland Community College, and…

#BlackIN – Marilyn T. Keller

#BlackIN – Marilyn T. Keller Marilyn T. Keller, 2016 Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee, is a 38-year veteran of music and stage performance in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues, and theater, nationally and internationally. Her musical roots are diverse. Marilyn has built a career that has taken her as a feature artist…

#BlackIN – Belise Nishimwe

#BlackIN – Belise Nishimwe Belise Nishimwe is a rising senior at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon. Extremely passionate about social justice, international relations, and law especially as it pertains to immigrants and their rights, Nishimwe was born and lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania until the age of five, when she and her…