Amorous Ebony is a musician, performing artist, arts instructor, curator, lightworker, and radical activist centering her work around the freedom, sensuality, agency, empowerment, and self-expression of Black Womyn and girls. Ebony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Arts from Coppin State University. She is a 2018 Community Art Collaborative MICA fellow and currently serves as Resident Artist and Education Coordinator at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the lyric.
She began her work in activism as a youth cultural organizer for the Youth Resiliency Institute under the leadership of her mentors; Navasha Daya and Fanon Hill.
Focusing on the marginalization, brutalization and disparagement of Black womyn and femmes Amorous Ebony has hosted numerous Say Her Name events and protests with collective Black Womyn Rising. Amorous Ebony has curated staple events that include but are not limited to Black Girl Glitter, Adorning with Amorous and The Bruja Series.
Amorous Ebony’s work has been highlighted on WYPR radio station and in The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Beat, Baltimore Magazine, Bmore Art and more.
With years of experience in cultivating spaces of spiritual empowerment and body positivity for Black Womyn, she fosters growth and healing in the face of unchecked misogyny; and in her years-long work as an arts instructor specializing in African Folklore and theater for children in grades K-8, Ebony continues the work of dismantling white supremacy in our most vulnerable populations.
“I have come to myself and this body in so many ways, form, and fashion. I am constantly chiseling, refining, and redefining. I am on a mission to create the best form of myself, actualized into being the wildest dreams of my ancestors. I have become and I will never stop becoming. I am thankful for this community of global sister-hood and the work that bridges our very different practices and communities. May we all continue to rise up.”