Update 4/8/19: Tajh is running for The NYC Education Council! Catch her at 215 Heyward Street at 6pm on Wednesday April 10th for candidate night and be sure to cast your vote in her favor starting May 2nd at NYCParentLeaders.org
Tajh has been a teaching artist, youth advocate and writer and educator in NYC for 13 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 and 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.
She is currently completing a research fellowship at the Caribbean Culture Center: African Diaspora Institute in addition to working as a freelance writer, speaker, content creator, educator, performance artist and model.
In 2018 she had the pleasure of working with the very talented Soul Tigers Marching Band as a guest choreographer.
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 2019 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.’
Check out her recent speaking gig on the politics of hair in communities of color here.
Her first book 'A Black Girl's Guide To Becoming A Published Writer (and achieving any other goal TBH)' is available for purchase here.
Her debut EP is in the works.