Tajh has been an arts educator, youth advocate, author, content creator/ influencer and activist in NYC for 14 years. She left school as a third year childhood education major at CUNY Brooklyn College with a concentration in English to pursue social entrepreneurship.
She attended Barbizon modeling school at age 12 where she also began developing her love for writing songs, poetry, short stories and articles in addition to her passion for performance and visual art.
She has since worked as a teaching artist for reputable after school programs and organizations such as the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation, Girls Incorporated, and the Union Settlement Association.
Noticing a need for balance between academic excellence, relatability with the student body, creative exploration, analysis of the arts and community empowerment she founded Young People of Color Incorporated in 2012.
A year later she would found Loc Love Lives Here- an online platform dedicated to uplifting people of color with locs and providing insight and analysis of pop culture through a queer Black feminist lens.
After a heartbreaking exit from her favorite group of students in 2015 due to the trappings of the non profit industrial complex, Tajh began submitting articles to esteemed publications and was delighted to find a home at HuffPost, Blavity, Bust Magazine and For Harriet, even landing an interview on BBC Radio.
Her writing ability and affinity for helping others also landed a dear friend in the Huffington Post after Tajh offered to proofread her work and urged her to submit to the well known publication- setting her on a path for editing as well as writing.
Tajh then worked as the brand and social media manager of the Beautiful Black Women’s EmpowHerment collective- a monthly pop up shop that hosted Black owned businesses and fostered community year round- and a step instructor for Poetic Motivations LLC.
In February 2019 She choreographed two dance pieces for a Black History Assembly at P.S. 250 Magnet School for Media Arts and Communications.
Just one month later in March she made her official debut as a playwright at the Kumble Theatre of LIU in an annual project amplifying the voices of black women entitled ‘50 in 50: Letters to Our Daughters.’
She ran for the Community Education Council of District 14 in April and found out she got the second highest number of votes- and scored a seat on the council in May. That same month she choreographed 3 dances for the local Night of the Arts & STEAM expo at her children’s school.
In June she received two Parent Leadership awards, one from the Community Education Council before her appointment, and one from the Magnet School she has been volunteering in all year. She received the second at her son’s 5th grade graduation which made it even more special.
She completed the Innovative Cultural Advocacy fellowship at the Caribbean Culture Center: African Diaspora Institute in July and is currently facilitating her ‘Dance Through The Diaspora’ workshop series in conjunction with the Neon Arts Grant through Carnegie Hall.
Her first book 'A Black Girl's Guide To Becoming A Published Writer (and achieving any other goal TBH)' is available for purchase here.
Check out her recent speaking gig on the politics of hair in communities of color here.
Her debut EP is in the works.