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Tasha Douge

2019 Create Change Fellow | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee

Bronx | Radio, Curation, Mixed Media

BIO

Tasha is a Bx Bred cultural vigilante using art to disrupt and destroy systems that don’t serve her community. Her art also serves as a bridge to connect, a megaphone to amplify voices and a portal to spaces where we can just BE.

What motivates you to do what you do?

My purpose spirit is a guiding force. I feel connected to the Ancestors. I’ve watched voices dwindle to mere whispers. So getting to use my big mouth and my hands to help those around me is fulfilling. I’m not perfect, but taking risks, being fearless is an example for the next generation of leaders and the community.

What place in your neighborhood is personally meaningful to you and why?

Dyre ave by the 5 train. It is the last stop and also the first stop. It’s across the street from my old elementary school. Also because Mario’s pizza is still there and my friend has a business two doors down. That block represents the past, the present and all the possibilities.

2021 Creative Action Fund | Read ART Loud

READ ART LOUD is an opportunity to garner interest in reading books through the creation of art. Artists will read, act, dance, rap, create sculpture or find other ways to ART out passages from their favorite books. Through this exchange, RAL is about bridging a personal connection between art and books through the experience of creating.

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