Shanekia McIntosh is a writer, poet, and performer. Her
interdisciplinary work is inspired by the double consciousness
of her cultural heritage and the Black diaspora; it aims to
disrupt and confront the historical colonial erasure of Black
narratives, and the continued effects of that erasure. Using
the thematic palette of generational trauma, dislocation and
migration, climate change, Afrofuturism, empathetic political
actions and accessibility, McIntosh aims to cultivate a
community space to engage contemporary narratives and
perspectives to upend these narratives.
McIntosh has read and shown her work at The New Museum Second Ward Foundation, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Hudson Hall, NY Live Arts, September Gallery and more, with recent work being published in Chronogram, Apogee Journal and The TENTH Magazine.
Her debut chapbook, Spiral as Ritual, is to be released via Topos Press in December 2021.
In 2020, McIntosh founded HEART, Hudson Emergency Artist Response Team, a mutual aid grant for BIPOC artists, performers and makers negatively affected by COVID- 19 in Hudson, NY.
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