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Kenyatta Forbes

2017 Make a Wave
Make a Wave Recipient

Kenyatta Forbes is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses her own experiences as a Black woman to open a dialogue about the construction of "blackness." Using humor, gamification, and her experience as an educator, Kenyatta fuses together a safe space for uncomfortable conversation. She cultivates conversation around race and identity in projects both uncomfortable and humorous. Her work, which also includes film, video, performance art, game design, and community projects, aligns with her core values of community as activism. She considers her most recent project, Trading Races; a playing card game for blackness, an invitation for people to join a larger discussion on race and ethnic identity.

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Kenyatta Forbes has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • Courageous Conversations

    • $3,110 raised of $3,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 104% funded

    Courageous Conversations is a project I’ve been developing over the last two years utilizing innovative gameplay to facilitate conversations centered around the construction of Blackness. As a Black woman in America, I feel this dialogue present at every level of …

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