Taja Lindley

Taja Lindley is a courageous, truth-telling creatress; an unapologetically proud queer femme feminist; daughter of a single mot her; eldest of three sisters; committed to the wellness, creativity and bodily autonomy of women and girls of color.

An 80’s baby born in New York and raised in the South, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York working as the Managing Member of Colored Girls Hustle. In 2007 she received her B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she designed her own major, concentrating in public policy and knowledge production with a focus on health and women of color. Lindley is actively engaged in social movements as a writer, consultant, and facilitator. For over a decade she has worked with non-profits, research institutes and government on policies and programming that impact women and girls, communities of color, low/no/fixed-income families, queer people, youth and immigrants. Her writing has appeared in Rewire, YES! MagazineFeministeSalon and EBONY.

As an artist activist, she uses creativity and imagination to shift culture and move people to action. Her artwork has been featured at Spring/Break Art Show, Brooklyn Museum, Hammer Museum, New York Live Arts, the Movement Research at Judson Church series, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), the Gallatin Arts Festival at New York University, WOW Café Theater, La Mama Theater, in living rooms, classrooms, conferences and public spaces. She has received coverage in the New York Times, VICEBlouin Art InfoAfropunk, and Colorlines. In 2014 she was a Create Change Fellow with the Laundromat Project and a participant in EMERGENYC, an artist activist program of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. In 2015 she was a Fall space grantee at BAX.  She is currently an Artist in Residence at Dixon Place culminating in the world premiere her one-woman show “The Bag Lady Manifesta” in Fall 2017.

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