In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
As a member of the esteemed Harlem Writer’s Guild, Zakeia was awakened to fertile ground on which to hone her craft adroitly as a medium to reach hearts and minds. Her poetry and other creative writings have appeared on numerous blogs such as Opportunity Agenda and BK Nation where she also serves as their official blogger. Tyson-Cross also is a former board member of the Black Girl Project, an empowerment organization and movement created to support, inspire and uplift Black women and girls globally.
Zakeia’s gifted penchant for storytelling appeared at an early age coupled with a love for books and an active imagination that would serve as an escape and also foster what would become a dream career as a playwright. What would push Tyson-Cross to the next creative level was an abiding need for her voice to be heard, more so felt, spurring her work to resonate increasingly with audiences.
Your Creative Influences
Jazz, Blues, Novels, Visual Arts
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly