Poet, Writer, Activist, Creative and Nurse. Daughter of Valerie Boykin. Granddaughter of Bertha Brandy and Gladys Boykin. Mother of Ajani and Aryana. Grandmother of Lilith.
“Love, Lyric and Liberation”
This collection combines my love of words, storytelling, and resistance.
Exploring topics like; space-travel, black-femme militancy and motherhood.
This collection uses sketch, graphic design, photography and poetry to tell
a complete story in one cohesive piece.
“Odes to F*ck Boys”
A series of poems that explore the complexities of self-love; lost, rediscovered and redefined.
“Haikus for Melanated Humanoids of African Ancestry
Who Currently Reside in the Ghettos of America
Each of these poems and visual pieces attempt to capture the highs and lows of
being born in black skin on stolen indigenous land. An experience sold to many
but only embodied by a few.
Co-Founder of APTP (Anti Police - Terror Project) An organization committed to the eradication of police terror in all of its forms.
Founding member of the Capital City Black Nurses Association.
Sacramento chapter of National Black Nurses Association.
Program Director and Co-Creator of MH FIRST (Mental Health First) a mobile
mental health crisis response team aimed at minimizing police contact
with those who are in the midst of a mental health crisis.
“Black Mamas Media Fellowship.” Author and instructor of the
“Pedagogy of Black Women in Modern Media.” A fellowship that
explored the reclamation of the story of black motherhood in the era of social media.
Founder of Community Care Collective a collective of radical healthcare workers
and allies who are dedicated to creating Anti- racist systems of care.
3C is committed to exposing the cultural and procedural effects of institutional racism
and seeking out opportunities for accountability and equity.
PUBLICATIONS & OFFERINGS
Changing Womxan of Color: 2019 (Poetry)
Denver Quarterly, Issue 54, number 4: 2020 (Poetry and Visual Art)
805 Lit, 19th Amendment Issue: 2020 (Poetry)
The Black Woman is God, Re-configure, Re-imagine and Re-remember: 2020 (Poetry and Visual Art)
Tofu Ink, Spring Issue: 2021(Poetry)
Sustaining the Soul of Activism, “ Reflections From the Frontline”: 2018 (Essay)
Jaded Ibis Press, Bending Genre Issue: 2019 (Poetry and Video)
The Appeal, “California Needs A Community Response to Mental Health Crisis”: 2020 (Article)
“ComfortSeeking Missiles” Black Lawrence Press: 2022 (Essay)
The Black Woman is God: 2020 (Poetry and Visual Art)
The Black Woman is God: 2021 (Visual Art)
Decomp Journal: 2022 “Yaa Negrita” 2022 (Visual Art)
The Green Book: Navigating To Freedom - The California Museum.
Featured Artist “Untitled” 2021 (Visual Art)
CAL-MATTERS “New model needed to meet mental health needs of our communities” https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/01/new-model-needed-to-meet-mental-health-needs-of-our-communities/
“Black Girl Magic Award” from Psychologist for Social Responsibility
“Solutions of the Year” from NextCity.org
“Anthony F. Logan Award” For outstanding contributions by a community partner to
public interest law and client communities from Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
of the San Francisco Bay Area
“Excellence in Nursing Award” from UC Davis Medical Center 2020 and 2021
“Black Wellness Award” from Sacramento Gender Health Center
“Best Award” UC Davis Medical Center: 2019, 2021 & 2022
“Berkeley Slam Winner” March 16, 2022
INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES AND MENTIONS
AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION: 2018 & 2020
OAKLAND PEACE FESTIVAL BY NOMADIC PRESS
COMMUNITY RESOURCE HUB - ONE MILLION EXPERIMENTS