Danielle Eliska is a writer, filmmaker and photographer from Detroit. As a "black archivist", her life's work is to tell stories (written, filmed + photographed) of powerful women, the Black Diaspora + the state of Black culture. She's the founder and COC of multimedia production house, MERAKI Society.
Shalewa Mackall (POET)
Shalewa Mackall belongs to the community of artists making work that embraces the tradition of Sankofa—an invitation to move forward in full awareness and embrace of what has preceded historically and culturally. She is inspired by aesthetic traditions and creative movements that recycle, repurpose and reinvent. Layering identity, experience and multiple creative practices, Mackall creates as a teacher, choreographer, writer and performer. She is currently developing Sequins, Guni & Alchemy, a project joining poetry, personal ethnography, memoir and dance, which explores her personal narrative as a Garifuna-American woman in midlife.