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Blair E. Smith

Blair Ebony Smith is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. Her artistic and scholarly work with creative and collective organizing with Saving Our Lives, Hear Our Truths, practice based, publicly engaged, collectively organized space to celebrate Black girlhood with Black girls. With this collective, she is a performer and DJ with the band, We Levitate. Her particular artist inquiry obsessions seek to document, analyze, and interrogate Black girlhood and Black girls’ relationships with each other and to power through creative sound and music-making exploring praxis’ of taking care, cruising and Crossings, specifically as they are practiced and theorized in SOLHOT. The working title of her forthcoming dissertation is LOVENLOOPS: The Sounds of Collective Black Girlhood, Freedom and Genius.