Kearah-Armonie(Kearmonie) is a Multidisciplinary Artist from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Film/Post-Production at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. 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. 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, Great Weather for Media’s anthology “The Other Side of Violet”, and Black Table Arts' forthcoming anthology: "A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry From the Edges of Liberation & Living". She was also a contributing writer for “50in50: Writing Ourselves into Existence”, a staged reading of vignettes written by Black women of all ages, 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 Personified” 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. For this Black History Month Kearmonie presents her photo project #28ShadesofBlackMagic, in collaboration with FLASH Magazine, a collection of portraits featuring 28 Young, Black creatives and entrepreneurs of the millennial generation for each day of February. Most recently, she produced, shot, and edited short film “Shoulders”, a story highlighting the urgency and significance of friendship among Black Women, now streaming on "Aurore TV"(auroretv.com).