Join Digital Sisterhood Radio for the launch of its 2013 season on June 19 at 8:30 p.m EST. The first show in the new season features Dr. Ayoka “Ayo” Chenzira and HaJ, a mother and daughter creative team that have collaborated on FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEON, a multi-media, live stage show that will debut at the Washington Theatre Festival on July 2 and 3 in Washington, D.C. Click here to listen to the show.
FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEONS will highlight real life stories of code switchers, people who seamlessly transition from white America to their kinky hair taming– coco butter wearing– tipping up the
courthouse steps in Manolo Blahniks to bail cousin Pookie out of jail—America. With her uniquely hilarious, deadpan style, Funnel Cake Flowers reveals the truth and complexity behind why Urban Chameleons…chameleon.
Ayo and HaJ recently collaborated on HERadventure, an interactive sci -fi movie that combines live action with on-line game elements. They premiered the project at SXSW in March 2013, as a result of which they were named by Madame Noire as two of the Top 15 Tech and Branding Gurus of 2013.
Ayo is the founder and director of Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon, and an award-winning filmmaker and interactive digital media artist. In addition, Ayo was named 2012 Digital Sister of the Year – Creativista.
HaJ is an Emmy-nominated writer, producer, performance artist, and the creator of FUNNEL CAKE FLOWERS & THE URBAN CHAMELEONS. She is also the Creator & Founder of Tickles.TV, a production company with an online platform that creates and aggregates comedic content for Urban Chameleons: people who watch CNN and Boondocks, listen to Yo Yo Ma and Jay Z, eat fried chicken and sushi. Tickles.TV has been lauded by critics as the modern day In Living Color. For more information visit tickles.tv and ayomentary.com. Follow these amazing women on Twitter too: @ayomentary, @TicklesTV, and @UrbanChameleons.