writer, activist, musician, painter, actress and barber
Poetic Hustle Vol 2: Life Matters 2018
Cold Sweat 2013
Butta to Fly 2007
Aqua Beats and Moon Verses, Vol I 2006
Ascend: A Literary Art and Jazz Showcase 2010
Scattering Dreams Atlanta 2020
After The Sun Chicago, 2015
After the Sun Atlanta, 2015
Cold Sweat Exhibit Atlanta 2013
Humboldt Park Chicago 2007
UrbanArt Retreat Chicago 2006
When Sisters Sing 2017
Love Does Not Hurt 2008
Brotha Wassup Sun? 2006
Aqua Beats and Moon Verses, Vol. I 2004
A multi-faceted artist from Chicago, currently living in Atlanta, continues in her quest to create the 'flyest interpretations' of life.
Her recent exhibit, After The Sun: Exhibit and Performance, included a 35 piece visual art display and live performance of soul, hip hop and poetry. After The Sun is of AfroFuturistic proportions and explores the bio-mechanical possibilities of trans-humanism.
She has performed and presented art workshops at a host of conferences, high schools, and universities-locally and abroad, as part of AquaMoon, the women centered activist-performance duo with veronica.bohanan. Using Hip Hop Feminism as a tool for creating awareness and dialogue on issues that marginalize and affect women of color, the duo co-authored several choreopoems, including Love Does Not Hurt and Aqua Beats and Moon Verses Vol. I. In 2017, camil teamed up with longtime friend, Solomohn Ennis-Klyczek to pen her third choreopoem, When Sisters Sing, for Sistersong.
camil is co-author of Aqua Beats and Moon Verses Vol. I and released her debut, Butta to Fly: a collection of poetry, art and music (2007). Her next book, Cold Sweat was published in 2013 and her poem, My Dear Hattie, was featured in an anthology of international poets, Poetic Hustles, Vol. 2.
Her artworks have been featured in the Humboldt Park Art Exhibit in Chicago and the ArtXchange's Shattered Dreams Exhibit. She’s appeared in several short and full-length films, including The Lies We Tell and Secrets We Keep and the hit web series, Between Women. She also writes and produces music for commercials, films and stage productions.
Sunny Reign 2013
Between Women 2012
P is for... - Natasha White 2011
dyke/warrior-prayers - Sharon Bridgeforth 2011
Fallen Angels - Eloise Beasley 2003
Vagina Monologues - C.C. Carter 2005
Shattered Serenity 2012
The First: Noelle 2011
Pilot-Urban G.U.P.P.I.ES 2011
Full Length- The Lies We Tell and the Secrets We Keep 2011
Mocumentary- My Mama Said Yo Mama is a Dyke 2010
Short Film- Did I Just Look at Her 2004
Songs from the Heart Mixtape 2018
The Experience Mixtape 2017
Black Feminist Hip Hop Mixtape 2011
True Love for the Hip Hop Culture 2009
Butta to Fly 2007
Beats & Verses, Vol. I 2006
Pow Wow Poetry Showcase 2004
Only God Can Judge Me Soundtrack 2011
The First: Noelle Soundtrack 2011
DePaul University, UIC, University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Columbia College , Berea College, Bard College at Simon's Rock, UNLV, Southern Connecticut State University, Alaska Fairbanks University, Louisville University, Chicago Public Library, National Organization for Women, National Women Studies Association, Chicago Freedom School, Warrenville Youth Correctional Center
National Organization of Women (NOW), National Association of Women's Studies (NWSA), Theater of the Oppressed, Chicago Women's AIDS Project (CWAP), National Human Rights Network, Sistersong, GAWAND, WomenNow2016 and more.
II am the daughter and younger sister of really dope artists and amazing human beings. My Dad, may he rest in eternal peace, was a phenomenal sketch artist. My Mom is an awesome abstract artist. And my big brother, is everything hip hop! I grew up in a village (family, community, church, schooling) that was very supportive and art progressive, which exposed me to all kinds of expression. After years of trying to emulate my brother, I started to find my own voices as a visual artist, an emcee, a writer, performer, etc. After leaving college, I returned back to my foundation and decided to walk into my legacy as an artist. Barbering feels like a natural progression as an artist and I consider it another way for me to serve and uplift my community. Continue Reading.