Inspired Child Community Council

Inspired Child Community Council is a group of community members who support the vision, mission, and programming of Inspired Child. 

Meet Our Community Council

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Nichelle Alderson
(She/Her), FNTP, LICSW

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Founder of Infinitely Well, Co-founder of The Afrodisiac Show, and Co-founder of Sistas Rock The Arts Collective.

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Aaron Counts
(He/Him)

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Poet and Fiction Writer. Co-founder of Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program. Co-Founder of Creative Justice. Member of Brothers United In Leadership Development.

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Lola E. Peters
(She/Her)

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Writer, Board member of Onyx Fine Arts Collective  and member of African American Writers' Alliance. Editor-at-Large at South Seattle Emerald.

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Anthony Tackett
(He/Him)

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Cinematographer, Founder and Director of Seattle Filmmakers of The African Diaspora and Executive Producer at Abstract Media NW.

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Ebo
Barton

(They/He)

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Poet, Artist and Educator. Director of Housing Service at Lavender Rights Project.

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Melba Ayco
(She/Her)

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Artistic Director of Northwest Tap Connection

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Akilah Franklin
(She/Her)

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Singer, Song Writer, and Martial Artist

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Brittany Davis
(They/Them)

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Musician & Producer

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Olisa Enrico-Johnson
(She/They/Dude)

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Performing Artist, Arts Education Specialist, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Griot Girlz

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Monique Franklin
(She/Her)

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Multidisciplinary Artist, Arts Educator,  

Founder and Director of Inspired Child, member of the African American Writers Alliance.

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Sadiqua
Iman

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Creative, Educator, Healer. Founder and Artistic Director of Earth Pearl Collective. Co-founder of Niles Edge

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Thione Diop
(He/Him)

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Percussionist and Founder of The Spirit of Africa Festival

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Nacala Ayele
(She/Her)

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Founder of Joyful Practices Joy Actualization Coaching. Board President a Tubman Center for Health and Freedom

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Chris Patin
(He/Him)

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Musician, Co-founder of the Pacific Northwest Drum Line, and Educator at JazzEd.

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