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miles of melanin
moving melanated bodies
miles of melanin is a travel grant for artists and activists to attend social justice conferences, symposiums, workshops, organizing intensives, and retreats. It is modeled after the benefactors that funded the artists and activists of the Harlem Renaissance era such as Zora Neale Hurston. Their funding made it possible for artists and activists of that era to take anthropological journeys that nourished their work.
miles of melanin is a project conceived by Vahisha Hasan, Xan West, and Yvette Blair Lavallais.