Allison McDaniel

Allison McDaniel was born in 1985 in Livingston, NJ. She currently lives and works in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

She studied at Howard University and Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned her BFA in Advertising Design.

She is a freelance graphic designer working in branding and identity, and photographer, working in digital and film formats. Additionally, she serves as Associate Editor of Recipes for Good Living, writing about children and healthy eating.

Danielle Scruggs

Danielle Scruggs was born in 1985 in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Danielle’s photographs have been exhibited in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Baltimore, and appeared in PBS MediaShift, The Washington PostStop Smiling magazine, F-Stop magazine, Preservation Chicago, and Literago.

She earned her M.A. in Digital Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her B.A. in Journalism from Howard University.

Danielle also serves as the Visual Arts editor of the grassroots publication Liberator Magazine and writes about all things photography for the Baltimore Sun‘s Charm City Current collective. She is currently serving as a 2010 fellow in the newly formed Public Media Corps.

Kameelah Rasheed

Kameelah Rasheed (b. 1985, East Palo Alto, CA) is a self/community-taught conceptual artist and photographer, writer, and high school teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Kameelah is an Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar–Johannesburg, South Africa (2006) Truman Scholar–Public Service (2005), and Rockefeller Teaching Fellow–Urban Education (2005).

A semi-finalist for the smART Power International Arts Grant (U.S. State Department and Bronx Museum), her work has been exhibited in Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Johannesburg, South Africa and has appeared in Transition Magazine, ITCH (South Africa), F-Stop Magazine, Sokwenele (Zimbabwe), UK’s Socialist Worker, Liberator Magazine, and Make/Shift. Her writing has been featured in The Nation, Liberator Magazine, Pambazuka: Pan African Voices for Freedom and Justice, and Wiretap Magazine. Her essay “Lines of Bad Grammar” is included in the book I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim. Kameelah is a Visual Arts writer for Liberator Magazine and Assistant Editor (Interviews) for Specter Literary Magazine. In 2012, Kameelah will be an intern at MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art) in Brooklyn, NY where she will be working to establish institutional collaborations with South African-based arts organizations and curating an associated exhibit.

She earned her EdM in Secondary Education from Stanford University and her BA in Public Policy and Africana Studies from Pomona College. She has also studied at the University of Cape Town as an exchange student and at the University of Witwatersrand as an Amy Biehl U.S. Fulbright Scholar.


5 thoughts on “Bios

  1. Hello, I just found out about Mambu Badu and would like to leave a message for Kameelah Rasheed to say “hi.” She worked with us a little bit at in East Palo Alto and great to hear about what she’s doing now. is unfortunately not happening anymore but I’m continuing to do documentary work on East Palo Alto and would love to be in touch with Kameelah.
    Michael Levin,

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