Kearah-Armonie(Kearmonie) is a Queens born-Brooklyn raised Poet, Spoken word artist, MC, Filmmaker, Blogger and Teaching Artist. Kearmonie started performing spoken word in 2011 through youth poetry organization: Urban Word NYC and is now an Urban Word Mentor, teaching poetry workshops to as young as elementary school students across NYC. Kearmonie’s writing 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 newest anthology “The Other Side of Violet”. 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 completed her B.A. in Documentary Film Production at Brooklyn College Spring 2016; where she was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking for her short "BLK GRL POET". As a BC student Kearmonie was a three-time member of their Poetry Slam Team and 2016 Grand Slam Champion, continuing to facilitate writing workshops and poetry events on campus. The team went on to rank 12th in the nation at the College Union's Poetry Slam Invitational(CUPSI) 2016. Kearmonie's other past spoken word performances include The Nuyorican Poets Cafe`, NYU, Wheelock College, The Bowery Poetry Club, New York Live Arts, as well as several features at high schools and colleges across NYC.
Kearmonie’s arts and social activism centered articles have been featured on DefGlam, Hellion Mag, The Odyssey Online, and more. Her love for social media and blogging has flourished over the years; as she runs her personal lifestyle blog posting opinionated articles on music, film, events, hair and beauty, http://kearmonie.blogspot.com/, as well as submission based photoblog http://iloveboxbraids.tumblr.com/ displaying photos of people wearing hair braiding styles derivitive of African/Black culture, providing natural hair-inspiration daily.
Kearmonie feels that to simply exhibit a lifestyle, person, event, etc. is one sure way to make a difference and alter one’s outlook on life. Her most recent 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.
She is now fundraising for her latest endeavor of creating spoken word short films, combining Spoken Word and Art Film, and offering this as a service to spoken word artists and poets.