DaraMonifah

United Virgin Islands

NuMediaJournalistinTraining.Artist.Educator.Musician

Mother.YouthMentor.CulturePromoter :)

Born and raised on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, I grew up straddling the fence of living on campus at the University of the Virgin Islands and spending much time only yards away in the Michael J. Kirwan Terrace Housing community, where I attended Elementary School.

A product of mainly public, with intermittent appearances at private schools, I only attended my Addelita Cancryn Junior High school years in entirety without being moved around. Fast forwarding past All Saints Cathedral School and Antilles, I attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) with a full scholarship as the only early-admission student during my senior high school year of 1996-1997. My educational career includes a bachelor’s degree in Communication focusing on writing and photojournalism, and specializing in Layout and Publication Design with concentrations in both Music and Art.

As a multi-talented artist, community organizer and educator, I’ve collaboratively participated in various activities with other volunteer organizations either as an organizer, facilitator, graphic artist, photographer, news writer etc. My employment experiences with youth generally include teaching music, graphic design, arts and crafts, technology, culture and history as well as various forms of expressive or performance arts.

I write about all of my moving experiences while educating and influencing youth as well as the various cultural activities I either assist with producing or attend. I also will occasionally share insightful moments shared with random people while traveling that have interestingly helped me to understand myself and my purpose even deeper. I firmly believe in the importance of documenting experiences for the purposes of cultural preservation along with organizational, historical and personal importance. Thus, I encourage everyone to save and share memories of their experiences through the use of photojournalism, presentations, collages, scrap-booking, social media etc.

I realize how much the Virgin Islands has to offer for so many different types of people from all walks of life. Through use of multi-media I’m just happy to share this from my humble perspective with our community and the rest of the world.

There's more: http://www.daramonifah.com/about-me/

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  • Work
    • University of the Virgin Islands
  • Education
    • b.a. Communications
    • M.A. New Media Journalism (in progress)