Kearah-Armonie(Kearmonie) is a Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Filmmaker, Blogger/Writer and Teaching Artist from Brooklyn, NY. She recently completed her B.A. in Documentary Film Production at Brooklyn College, where she hosted and facilitated events as part of the school's poetry slam team who went on to rank 12th in the nation at the 2016 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Kearmonie started performing spoken word in 2011 through the youth poetry organization Urban Word NYC and is now a mentor and teaching artist, teaching to as young as elementary school students across NYC, specializing in both poetry and film. Most recently she released her very first spoken word EP entitled: “Kearmonie: The Spoken Word Album”, now available for streaming on her website(kearmonie.com). Kearmonie’s poetry often exhibits the condition of the Black American from a millennial lens, with personal accounts of love, family, oppression, and womanism. Her writing can be found in WusGood.black magazine and Great Weather for Media’s latest anthology “The Other Side of Violet”, she was also a contributing writer for “50in50: Writing Ourselves into Existence” curated by Dominique Morriseau. Past spoken word feature performances include BET, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe`, BRiC Arts and Media, La MaMa experimental theatre club, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York Live Arts, and more, including several features at high schools and colleges across the East Coast.
Kearmonie has also taken part in theatre having performed in The Vagina Monologues at Brooklyn College, “Ascension: An Asylum Called Life Presonified” a collection of one-person shows presented by Urban Word NYC and New York Live Arts, and most recently she was a member of the ensemble for a revival of Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman” at The Secret Theatre for a 4-night run. This Black History Month she started her photo project #28ShadesofBlackMagic, in collaboration with LaQuann Dawson, a collection of portraits featuring 28 Young, Black creatives and entrepreneurs of the millennial generation for each day of February. Her documentary short, “BLK GRL POET”, a spoken word driven chronicle of the Black Lives Matter protests in NYC, has been featured in the Women of African Descent Film Festival and The 34th Annual Brooklyn College Film Festival. Forthcoming, she is producing, shooting, and editing short film “Shoulders” a story highlighting the urgency and significance of friendship among Black Women, written by Chanel Dupree, set to be complete summer of 2018.