Order Mariah’s Maracas Today!

In 2008, my daughter Khari was four years-old and loved picture books. She had begun reading before I could catch a breath, and I was eager to quench her thirst for reading by buying as many books as I could. As a writer, the thought occurred to me that it would be really cool to…

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Purchase New CD “Song of a Space Cadet” Today

I am so excited about the great feedback I’ve been getting about my new CD “Song of a Space Cadet”. I’ve been selling copies at recent shows and would love for you to purchase it today directly from my website here. Here are some tracks below from my new CD: Download today! If you are…

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Intersection of Being a Parent & Being an Artist

My artist journey largely intersects with my parenting journey. In 2009, I was so siked to perform in the DC edition of the Green Fest which was at its height around that time. The festival took place at the Convention Center and I had invited visual artist Choke to do live art while my girl…

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Reflections of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, I have been reflecting over my life as I am a week and a day away from turning 46 years-old. I am immensely grateful to be engaged in a life where I am actively able to share, teach and build community around my creative work that is authentically borne…

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Being on the Apollo

Watched an amazing documentary on the Apollo theater on HBO last week. The history of that venue never ceases to amaze me and I am honored to have performed there three times in my lifetime. The first two times were in 1999. I went to Harlem, NY with a group of friends I had met…

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Be Part of My Study on Dual-enrolled Homeschooled Students

I have been a doctoral student in the Community College Leadership Program at Morgan State University since 2016. Last fall, I completed my coursework and this past Spring I passed my comps and defended my dissertation proposal successfully, becoming a doctoral candidate. Currently, I am conducting interviews for my research study that is the focus…

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2019 East of the River Book Festival

This past weekend I had an awesome experience as a vendor in the 6th annual East of the River Book Festival that took place at THEARC  in the southeast side of Washington DC. Produced by literacy activist Dr. Courtney Davis, the five-hour book festival featured African American authors of children’s books, YA fiction, poetry and…

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Healing Mom, Happy Mom Workshop

So our youth aspire, we, as parents, heal ourselves so our children will be healed. I have experienced many shifts, challenges, highs and lows that have impacted my mental, spiritual and physical wellness over the last ten years and I have seen it impact my parenting.   I started The Creative Midwife as a creativity…

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Thank You, Toni Morrison

The Queen artist Toni Morrison passed away this past Monday night. I found out on Tuesday , devastated. Toni Morrison has been a blessing to my life. Her use of language has been a lesson of continual giving. Show, don’t tell. Infuse words with the essence of feeling and soul. Depicting the humanity of Black…

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Meeting Jane Elliott

I had the privilege of meeting the iconic Jane Elliott. Read more here

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Choose Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. I was certified as a Level II practitioner yesterday, but became interested in the practice once beginning my doctoral journey and realizing I needed to learn new skills and develop current skills to maintain my balance during my rigorous educational journey….

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Watch Recap of Liberated Muse’s Kennedy Center Performance

  On March, 27, 2019, Liberated Muse presented music from our 2018 CD Awakening, a tapestry of music from jazzy blues and spoken word to soulful a capella ballads highlighting today’s tumultuous times mixed with optimistic reverence, set to the music and culture of the African diaspora. Presented as part of the Kennedy Center’s DIRECT…

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Panel with Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Last night, I was a panelist on the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series, hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion…

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Zora Neale Hurston Tribute at Beatley Central Library

Thank you to all of the great folks who came out to Liberated Muse’s tribute to Zora Neale Hurston! Was so great seeing music director Amy Conley Musician/Actor who I met as a performer at the Celebration Center in Fairfax, VA where she served as music director for over 15 years before leading music at Unity in fairfax,…

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Liberated Muse @ The Kennedy Center-March 27, 2019

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full lineup for DIRECT CURRENT, its two-week celebration of contemporary culture, which returns for a second season this spring (March 24–April 7). Showcasing new, topical, and interdisciplinary work by some of today’s foremost cultural risk-takers, the 2019 immersion takes place at the Kennedy Center…

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January 2019 Interview on WPFW 89.3 FM

Host Brenda Hayes of Sophie’s Parlor, one of WPFW 89.3 FM’s longest running shows, interviewed my artist collective Liberated Muse Arts Group two weeks ago. One of the best interview experiences we have had together. Was excited to share music from our new CD! Listen to the interview and you will get to hear tracks…

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#SurvivingtheRKellyDoc: A Word from a Therapist

Originally posted on So Our Youth Aspire (S.O.Y.A.):
The six-part Surviving R. Kelly docu-series that aired on Lifetime this month has been a ratings gem for the network. The intense series dug into the embattled singer’s thirty-year career and personal life to uncover a world of pedophilia, family crisis and celebrity manipulation.…

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Goddess Energy: 5 Ways Women Can Manifest Their Personal Power

The Akan and Ashanti people of Ghana prayed to and still celebrate feminine deities. Nana Aberewa, known as the “old woman of wisdom” is the inspiration behind the title “Nana” who is the elder who bestows wisdom to the young. 

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BuildingBeautiful in the Kennedy Center’s 2018 Page to Stage Festival

The idea of justice quickly changes meaning when a grieving mother attends the press conference following her son’s tragic death. BuildingBeautiful is a short play written and directed by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman and performed by Liberated Muse Arts Group during a staged reading on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8pm at the John F. Kennedy Center…

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Thank You for Attending Kwanzaa In August!

  Thank you for attending Kwanzaa in August! Would like to thank the following people who made Kwanzaa in August possible with their participation: Ben Dawson, Jr., Khari Dawson, Colette Williams, Lyn Artope, Angela Ballard, Luis Henriquez, Hatina Covington, Camille Kashaka and Anacostia Arts Center, Terrence Nicholson, Alan King, Tracy Chiles McGhee, Quineice, Kareema Wambuii,…

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My Short Film ‘BUNT’ Wins BEST ORIGINAL SONG

In October 2017, I participated for the first time in the 48-Hour Film Project with friends, family and members of my artist collective Liberated Muse (who are my friends, too). I wrote, directed, produced and turned in the play Bracelet in 48 hours. We were nominated for BEST SCORE and BEST PRODUCER. We decided to…

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Liberated Muse Celebrates 10 years with Kwanzaa in August (KIA) Festival in DC

PRESS RELEASE Kwanzaa in August (KIA) Festival celebrates African-American culture in the Washington DC area On Friday, August 3, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018, Liberated Muse Arts Group hosts Kwanzaa in August Festival: unboxed/unbroken at Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, DC. The festival commemorates Liberated Muse’s 10th anniversary and arts and social justice in…

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Impact the World with Cheryl Woods

This past Wednesday I was a guest on the show Impact the World with radio host Cheryl Woods. I was able to talk a bit about my work as a creative and how I was inspired to walk my path. Check out some of the excerpts below: Thanks for having me! #khadijahmoon #impacttheworld #radiointerview A…

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C3 Returns: Meet Other Creatives in May

Calling all poets! Calling all singers! Calling all musicians! Calling all actors and playwrights! Calling all comedians! C3 returns in 2018 to the RL Hotel Inner Harbor in Baltimore. WE ARE BOOKING PERFORMERS NOW. The dates will be: Thursday, May 17 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, July 19 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, Sept 20 at 7pm-9pm Thursday, Nov….

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Do You Want to Be in My Film?

Do You Want to Be in My Film? In less than a month, for the weekend of May 4, Team Liberated Muse will be doing the Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project again. Last year, I had an amazing cast and crew that consisted of Mischay Mabry, Ben Dawson Jr, Khari Dawson, Jocelyn Alexander, Malauna…

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2018 National Cherry Blossom Festival Recap

This month has been crazy! I have been very busy with school work and performance as well as general life struggles. But, guess what? Art always saves the day. If you are an artist in the Washington DC area, please watch this video to see what upcoming events we can work on together. National Cherry…

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Return to the National Cherry Blossom Festival

I am excited to share music again to an audience of tourists and new people this Friday in Washington DC at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi. Free show. Visit KhadijahMoon.com to listen and download my music. __ Mama Artist, Master Teacher. & Social Activist,…

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Check Out Feature on New Blog

“After many years of not seeing each other due to distance, Khadijah and I reconnected in December of 2017 when she travelled to PA to do an event for children at my local book and toy store, The Brainlet. Simply being in her presence and speaking with her after the event was so refreshing and it…

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Liberated Muse at Busboys & Poets 3/19/18

Liberated Muse celebrates 10 years this year! We started in 2008 as a digital online community and became a community-based performance troupe providing cultural presentations in the forms of theater, film, literary art and music. We are excited about this year and hope you come out to this performance where we will share pieces from…

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MyNDTalk Interview with Dr. Pamela Brewer

I was interviewed last month for the show MyNDTalk with Dr. Pamela Brewer and it aired last week. You can listen to it here. I enjoyed the interview very much. Very rarely am I asked such deep questions about my education and ideas and the ways that my appearance has shaped my interactions with the…

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Collaboration Is Often A Better Choice

The local arts scene would be healthier, particularly for Black performing, literary, visual and fiber artists, if there was greater emphasis on collaboration without the need to try and compete at every turn. Most importantly, trying to compete when you have not mastered basic elements of the competition is setting yourself up to fail because…

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Online Birthday Screening Dec. 11 of my film BRACELET

Liberated Muse Arts Group will screen online the short film BRACELET, written and directed by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman and starring Lyn Artope, Mischay Mabry, Malauna Steele, Kiana Lawyer, Khari Dawson, Ben Dawson, Jr., Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Jocelyn Alexander and Colie Aziza. The screening will take place in this event group and after watching the 7 minute…

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Learn How to Start a Liberation School

  Agyei Tyehimba is founder of the Harlem Liberation School (HLS), a center committed to empowering Black people with knowledge and skill sets to raise consciousness and leadership capacity in our community. The HLS provides free political education, presentations, grassroots organizing/activism workshops, and creating a space for open and informed political discussion in our neighborhoods….

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Join Me for SACRED ADORNMENT at Silver Spring Civic Center Nov. 19

Calling all Queens to participate in the art of sacred adornment as a collective. Celebrate your inner experience with outer beauty! Imbibe on delicious kombucha. Enjoy live music. Adorn your hands with the ancient art of henna. Browse our local artisans, sacred crafters, visual artists, and more! Choose unique, one-of-a-kind sacred tools, jewelry, accessories and…

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#BaltimoreCeasefire Take 2

The first Baltimore Ceasefire took place in August. Read about it here Through the Morgan State Graduate Student Association, I organized an event that was part of the second round of the Baltimore Ceasefire initiative. Here is footage from the 2-day event of designing hoodies and displaying them in the Morgan State Graduate Student Association…

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Hoodie Memorial Walk for Baltimore Ceasefire

My organization the Morgan State University Graduate Student Association is presenting an event as part of the Baltimore Ceasefire initiative. Please read here about what the Baltimore Ceasefire initiative is. Please read here to learn more about our event that is next week on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

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Screening of my film ‘Bracelet’

Hello folks, here is a trailer for my horror film BRACELET which is an entry in the Washington DC 48 Hour Horror Film Project. Would love for you to come out to the screening at Landmark E Street Cinema in DC which is next week on Halloween Night. Click here to join the group and…

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MINDFULLY CREATIVE PODCAST EPISODE 8: “PARENTING AS A CREATIVE”

Originally posted on SJB Creates Blog:
And we’re back!  After a brief hiatus, the Mindfully Creative Podcast is back and looking forward to some great episodes this Fall. The Mindfully Creative podcast explores how art is being used for personal and community healing as well as some tips on how creatives can break through barriers…

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The movie ‘mother!’ explained

You can watch the video above or read the analysis below. The movie mother! was a dynamic allegory of white supremacy’s use of religion to control and socialize humanity to invade and destroy the earth and cultures most connected to the earth, in particular indigenous cultures of brown and black people. However, to have made…

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Official Video for ‘Pray/Believe’

Check out the video for my latest single “Pray/Believe” off of my CD Song of a Space Cadet. The video was shot in West Florida two weeks ago, before all of this devastating hurricane weather. I send my prayers to the people in the area for safety. You can download the single or the entire…

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Left the Kennedy Center a Winner!

My arts company Liberated Muse Arts group was invited to participate in “Up in All Night Musicals” as part of the 16th annual Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center that took place this past weekend. I talk about it here. WHAT IS UP ALL NIGHT MUSICALS: Five 10-minute musicals within 48 hours made…

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When We Were Goddesses Well-Received at Artscape

  So much to recap, but, the new play I wrote, “When We Were Goddesses” was a joy to produce through Liberated Muse and a wonderful cast to work with. You can get the details on the Liberated Muse website here. I was pleased, as this was the first official production that my daughter worked…

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Living Your Authentic Life

I went to Miami in mid-June to celebrate my partner’s birthday. Best vacation ever. No stress, blue waters, sand and sun. We went jet skiing, enjoyed fine dining and sunbathed. I hadn’t been to Miami in two years and hadn’t been to a beach or swimming since then. How had I let that happen? Most…

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New Production for Artscape 2017

Join me and my artist collective Liberated Muse Arts group on Saturday, July 22 at 4pm at the Baltimore Theatre Project as the Artscape festival presents our show “When We Were Goddesses”. The show is a free presentation at family friendly. Following in the tradition of my production “In Her Words”, the story presents musical…

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