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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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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C3 Returns in July

The Artists Compound partners again with Liberated Muse Arts Group to present C3: Create, Connect, Conquer– An Artist Mixer on Thursday, July 13 @ 7pm at the RL Hotel in Baltimore. I host this event. The first one was last month in May and success! Below are two captures from the event. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154554410615544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154554411750544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 If…

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Your Child’s Creativity

I am a co-host of the Dual Inspiration segment on WEAA 88.9 FM’s First Edition with Sean Yoes. Listen to the latest podcast of the show above. Listen to it live on Mondays at 6:30pm. I announce on my Facebook page when it is my week that I will be on. Like my page today.

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Casting for Extras for Upcoming Artscape Performance

I will be directing and producing a new production thru my arts company Liberated Muse. Liberated Muse Arts Group is seeking female extras for our upcoming production “When We Were Goddesses”, a sequel to our successful production IN HER WORDS. A truncated version of the production will debut during the Artscape festival in Baltimore on…

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C3: CREATE, CONNECT, CONQUER

This past Thursday, I hosted an artist mixer called C3: CREATE, CONNECT, CONQUER in Baltimore. The evening was wonderful. If you are interested in performing in the next mixer, email me at info@liberatedmuse.com https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154512619020544&width=500 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fvideos%2F10154514948375544%2F&show_text=0&width=560 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154512740400544&width=500 https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FLiberatedMuseArts%2Fposts%2F10154517853915544&width=500 You can stay in the loop with opportunities like this by joining the Liberated Muse Arts Group page…

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Thank You #ARTOMATIC!

I must have been really busy because, I didn’t have an opportunity to post all of April and some really great things took place during that month. One of the great things was ARTOMATIC that just ended this past May 8. I performed in ARTOMATIC on April 8 and 22 and then performed in the…

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Liberated Muse Volume III: Creases Expelled from the Fold

On March 18th in Baltimore, at the RL Hotel Inner Harbor, we celebrated the launch of the third book anthology in the Liberated Muse anthology series. The contributors include writers Tichaona Munhamo Chinyelu, Maura Alia Badji, Serena Wills, Zaccai Free, Virginia Spatz, Aziza Mariama, David Weeks, Shameeka Dream, Slangston Hughes and more.. Read the full…

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Fake Tweets, New Edition & A Growing Child

This weekend was flecked with bittersweetness as my 13 year-old auditioned for high school on Saturday. She will be starting high school this fall and these past few months have been busy with auditions and applications to schools in our area.  She is currently a drama major at a performing arts academy that she started…

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Not Just a Host, I Feature, Too…Join Me for a Night of AWE

Last night was a wonderfully delightful night of open mic goodness as I rocked the mic as the host of 5th Tuesday Open Mic at Busboys and Poets located at 14th and V in Washington DC. The featured artist was Star Johnson, a playwright based in the Washington DC area who dazzled us last night…

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New Co-Host on WEAA 88.9 FM

Journalist Sean Yoes, host of First Edition on WEAA  88.9FM, announced on his show last night that author, poet and motivational speaker Bathsheba Smithen and I are his new co-hosts of the “Be Inspired” segment, the second half of the “Hour of Power” at 6:30pm on Mondays on First Edition! If you’ve been following my…

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Support New Book About Girls in STEM

I am so happy for my client, Sasha Ariel! She announced a week ago the Kickstarter campaign for her book Sasha Tech Savvy Loves to Code! In less than a week, she reached her goal but is still accepting pre-orders of her book. I was honored to do the promo video for her campaign! You can…

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Listen to Interview on WEAA 88.9 FM with Sean Yoes

If you weren’t able to catch my appearance on First Edition with Sean Yoes on WEAA 88.9 FM yesterday, you can check out the recap here.  Many of us grew up with the expectations of others dictating our every move. Some of us have faced devastating loss that makes it hard to get up realize…

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Join Us for a Walk Down Poetry Lane in Feb 2017

“People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.”-Lucille Clifton We celebrate  Ms. Clifton, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Audre Lorde, and other fierce wordsmiths on Feb. 20th when Liberated Muse Arts Group takes “A Walk Down Poetry…

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In Studio Tonight with Sean Yoes of First Edition

  Good morning, everyone. Today at 6pm, I visit Sean Yoes of First Edition again in studio to continue our conversation from last month. You can recap the conversation below and then tune in tonight. You can listen to my song BE WHO YOU ARE below and download at khadijahmoon.com

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Be Who You Are Segment on WEAA 88.9 FM with Sean Yoes

Most of us get caught in personality loops, presenting what we think is appropriate and acceptable, yet living in a disloyal way to our true selves. Most of us operate from a perspective of how we can fit in and be least offensive, believing it is the pathway to being most successful. But, conflict does…

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20 Ways to Survive Trump’s America

The words below have been circulating, attributed to Yale historian and Holocaust expert Timothy Snyder. Read the original post here. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies…

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Dear Artists: A Message About Support

To my fellow artists, entrepreneurs, people doing good things: Don’t ever waver because of what you perceive as lack of support from folks you know. It is not you. But, it could be your perception. When people I know are reluctant to spread word of my music or plays, refuse to refer to me by…

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The Love and Not-so-much Love I Have for Luke Cage

In October, Netflix debuted its newest Marvel superhero incarnation with the presentation of the bulletproof Luke Cage. It has taken me practically three months to process my thoughts about the show, indicating I would probably suck as a tv show reviewer required to shoot out next day reviews. But, I started this review the day…

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After 13 Years, Kwanzaa Song Will Be on iTunes

Hello everybody! My Kwanzaa song, written and recorded the year when the little person in the photo below– my daughter– was born, turns 13 today. To commemorate its birthday, I made it available on CD Baby, with placement on iTunes, Amazon, etc. to follow. Thanks for downloading and sharing! DOWNLOAD NOW

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We Are Who We Have Been Waiting For

I am inviting you to this event HERE. You can  read below if you want background info. If you have been following me for a while, you know that community organizing is at the root of what I do and who I am. My creative work as a performer, writer and educator always involved energy…

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Home Concerts with Khadijah

This message is for all of my social homebodies. You know who you are. You like to socialize with your friends, but, you of that age now where you don’t necessarily want to socialize with them outside the confines of your own home. You like music, but, the idea of having to stand up at…

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