My name is Nephraterie Smith and I am passionate about gathering the stories of disenfranchised and communities of color . I am involved in equity and inclusion initiatives such as People of Color Point of View, POC POV, which is a group my best friends a I started to give students of color and avenue of expression and community. I am also involved in curating art show featuring artists of color and upcoming youth and community leaders in a community that is being gentrified and trying to keeps is roots alive. My goals for the year is to actively participate in the community I am placed in, but to integrate into their experience and make it my own while expanding my worldview and bringing back knowledge for my family in the states.
My inspiration comes from my ancestors before and the generations that follow.