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Teshonne N. Powell

The Professional

From Providence, Rhode Island, by way of Atlanta, GA, I always had an interest in expression. Self expression, artistic expression, critical thinking, and the exchange of ideas. As a graduate of Duke University and member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., I learned to cultivate my values, and my passion for writing, social activism, and the performing and visual arts. Post-college, I worked with community-oriented theatres, and performing arts companies, relishing in the opportunity to be a part of real positive impact through the arts in the community. As a graduate of Howard University's Mass Communications and Media Studies Masters program, I learned to apply the principles of communication with the introspection of the media and culture to a budding career as an arts management professional in Washington, D.C.

Today, I strive to apply my skills as a communications professional to organizations both artistic and also mission-focused and community-oriented. I'm looking for partnerships, and opportunities to help organizations that are helping our marginalized communities in effective ways, whether it be through the arts, advocacy, or grassroots impact.

Learn more about my past professional work here

Photo by Stylistically Yours Photography

Photo by Stylistically Yours Photography

The Human Butterfly

I'd like to think that I live a creative life at all times. I love the performing arts, and visual arts. I love seeing how art can connect with people, and connect people, and I really do believe that art is a very viable way to affect change in our communities. 

I write creatively, and love all things speculative.

I am a budding vinyl record collector and my most recent find was Curtis Mayfield's "Sweet Exorcist" album from 1974.

I identify as Black and woman, and I'd like to think that my positionality as a Black woman positively allows me to engage the world and the people in it with a valuable and empathetic lens. 

I support community activism, I support dismantling oppression, and I support diversity. I support real, honest conversations about issues that affect us most, though at times very differently.

I love to learn, and am always looking for the next documentary. I love films; I love music; I love DC. I love Chocolate.

I'm a Sagittarius/Capricorn cusp.