Staff Biographies

 
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Kai Usher (They/Them)

 

Born and raised in the Bronx, Kai is a Black, queer nonbinary documentarian, visual artist, multifaceted creative, and alumni of The City College of New York (CCNY). Through the combination of their B.A. in history & sociology and self-taught creative endeavors, Kai aspires to employ their passion for the arts, self-entrepreneurship, and community engagement in service of providing another avenue of flourishment for the existence of under-served communities and individuals. Their work and research discusses themes involving the Black queer diaspora, the queer diaspora, art & mental health, the hypocrisy & gatekeeping within academia, the importance of understanding one’s positionality in regards to building community, and more.