Denali Jöel, a non-binary Multidisciplinary Artist and Fashion Griot, hails from Jamaica, and has lived in the US since 2014. Their art blends design, performance, and community engagement, focusing on queer identities and Afro-diasporan histories. They view cloth as a metaphor for futurity and heritage garments as living archives, and they intertwine both temporal experiences to build radically imagined worlds bridging past and future. Guided by Afro-indigenous philosophies like Ubuntu and Sankofa, their most noted works include, an international exhibition of their fashion film and archive ‘Songs Of The Gullah’, a collaboration with the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Currently in San Diego, they were honored by San Diego City College for their ’13 Black Pillars’ photographic series. 

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