Hey there, I’m Beatrice, the founder and director of AA&M.
I’m a cultural strategist, national multi-disciplinary artist, and creative producer with a deep and personal commitment to creating equity in the arts. I started Authentic Arts & Media when I realized there was a huge need for folks who can connect organizations to innovative and change-making design, training, and consulting rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). I believe in the power of people to make lasting changes, both individually and collectively, towards a more just and sustainable world. I also believe that arts and media have essential roles to play in the changes that need to happen.
My training is as a multidisciplinary artist and designer, which shows up throughout my work creatively and professionally. Some of this materializes through my alter persona, Black Benatar, through my work with Drag Queen Story Hour and my own show, Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret. It also shows in how we approach training and consulting – weaving creativity and joy wherever we can and innovating at every turn. Keep on reading to learn more about our design practice, values, past clients, and the whole Authentic Arts & Media team.
Our Services & Design Practice
So how can we help your organization in it’s journey towards equity, diversity, and inclusion? We offer a range of services depending on your needs, all based in a design practice that centers innovation, design justice, inquiry, popular education, joy, and fun. You can also find out more about the kinds of clients we work with here.
- Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Workshops & Trainings
- Organizational Consulting
- On-Demand Virtual Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Trainings