PRESS & MEDIA
With this new year, unity has been at the forefront of our never-ending mission to help people see the world differently. "Diversity matters" was our mantra going live with our first site and with this new site we wanted to push 'Unity over Uniformity'. In other words: it's okay to be different. We must accept each other for our differences. The first way of doing that is taking the time to hear people's stories. This week we wanted to highlight two phenomenal women who identify as queer, nonbinary and so much more. Today, learn the story of Jessica, a black, queer-identifying multi-faceted businesswoman who speaks about juggling her corporate job and her side hustle, unexpectedly being the spokesperson on mental illness and what it means to be black maneuvering in these spaces. Images: TONL
37 #blkcreatives who inspire us to make our own rules
As creatives, it’s our responsibility to use our gifts to make the world come alive. As Black creatives, we have a double responsibility to use our gifts to impact the world AND keep our culture alive.
As the storytellers, the innovators, the curators, the teachers, and the designers, our work doesn’t just make a difference with what we’re doing now. Our work will be felt for years to come, in ways that we can’t even predict.
My 10-page interview in Human Condition Magazine
Issue three of Human Condition magazine focuses on the theme, “The Fallacy of the American Dream” and features perspectives surrounding the topics of identity, nationalism, race, freedom, and art, from local artists such as Randy Ford, Jessica Rycheal, Troy Osaki, Jordan Faralan, and Sol.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The Art of Black Urbanism: Creating space to be seen
A conversation on black visibility and shifting spaces. Hear from Dr. Matthew Miller of the University of Pennsylvania and Interdisciplinary Storyteller and Art Director Jessica Rycheal of Everyday Black, a recent exhibition of contemporary portraits at the Northwest African-American Museum in Seattle, Washington
Readings by Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee, Jessica Rycheal, Jane Wong & Daemond Arrindell
EVERYDAY BLACK, The Recap
Video produced by Trix
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Complex Exchange: Figuring Black Futures Today
Complex Exchange features presenters and practices that reference black experience and lives of people of color from a local context. Join in this series of conversations with Seattle community members from a variety of disciplines to tackle themes inspired by the exhibition Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas on view at the Seattle Art Museum, and Everyday Black at the Northwest African American Museum.
Melanin Poppin': ‘Everyday Black’ at NAAM celebrates and exalts Blackness
by Lisa Edge