Staff Member
Program Manager of Racial Justice and Movement Building | storyteller, organizer, speaker, host, workshop leader, chaos collagist, youth worker & performance artist, FreeQuency is a gender renegade Kenyan e|immigrant who self identifies as masculine off center, femme adjacent, an AunTea and|or a prettyboi. FreeQuency’s anti-disciplinary work interrogates and occupies the in between while exploring the nuances and stark contradictions of existence under racialized capitalism. This humanoid is the 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, the founder of Paza Sauti: Kenya & has been featured in or written for The Independent, the New York Times, OkayAfrica & many other outlets. Recently, FreeQuency has been awarded the Louisiana Worldmakers Grant (2020), the National Performance Network Take Notice Grant (2020) as well as residencies from A Studio in the Woods (2021) & The SIPP Cultural Center (2021). Their poetry, talks & performances have amassed millions of views online including a TED talk that almost didn’t get released.

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