T. Kebo Drew

at Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP


Community Organizing, Education/Training, Event Planning, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Mentorship, Other, Project Management, Writing/Editing

About me:

Drew joined QWOCMAP in 2007 as a Horizons Foundation Rickey Williams Leader Fellow, when she developed and expanded the QWOCMAP Community Partner program for the Queer Women of Color Film Festival. She is an Assistant Instructor for the Filmmaker Training Program, and a story consultant for QWOCMAP Productions films. She conceived QWOCMAP’s signature presentation “Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism,” for the the Distribution Program, for which she develops curricula. She directs fund development and communications for QWOCMAP and is responsible for artistic collaborations and strategic partnerships. Her experience in design thinking, lean experimentation and expertise in cultural competency creates concrete results for all QWOCMAP artistic programs. Drew has produced numerous films, including the award-winning documentary The Worlds of Bernice Bing (2013) by Madeleine Lim and Don’t Fence Me In: Major Mary and the Karen Refugees from Burma (2005) by Ruth Gumnit, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary from the 2006 Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival. Through the QWOCMAP Filmmaker Training Program, she wrote, produced, directed and edited Ain’t I A Woman?, which has screened at universities and film festivals from Toronto to San Francisco, including Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Born in Memphis, Drew is a multi-lingual 2nd generation activist and 3rd generation queer. She is also an award-winning poet, dancer and writer who has performed throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe.  A Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, Drew has won the Audre Lorde/Pat Parker Award and the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writers Award, and the Irene Weed Dance Award and Robert Kuykendall Dance Scholarship.