As a museum professional, Toni is an editor, writer and exhibit developer, and helps create anti-oppression initiatives. As an educator, she specializes in STEAM, community building, and arts integration. Toni writes essays and articles about art and artists, and blogs about the vagaries of motherhood.
Toni’s poetry and creative nonfiction appears in anthologies and journals such as Black Nature, Tenderheaded, and The International Review of African American Art. Toni collaborates with book-art makers and visual artists on limited-edition broadsides and handmade books. A Cave Canem graduate fellow and a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Toni has read from New York to Southern California with some of her favorite writers. Her volume of poems about the Earth, Ground, was exhibited in the “Shared Terrain” show at Norfolk’s Selden Gallery. Toni most recently featured at the William Carroll Writers Festival at Norfolk State University in Virginia.
Toni studied Government and International Relations at Clark University and the University of Copenhagen, and Educational Technology at San Francisco State and Virginia Tech. She lives in Harlem with her family.
2014 and 2018 Participant