Kearah-Armonie (aka Kearmonie) is an Afro-Caribbean Multidisciplinary Artist from Brooklyn, NY specializing in Filmmaking/Editing, Poetry, and Education. As a 2021 ICA (Innovative Cultural Advocacy) Fellow with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Kearmonie founded “It’s Time We Get Back Home” – A community safe haven for fellowship, education, and love, based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Recently, Kearmonie was 1 of 3 inaugural residents of The Neighborhood Project with 651 Arts, having been given the opportunity to create a multimedia art piece engaging and reflecting on the neighborhood they grew up in entitled “Home where Is.” Having just completed their MFA Post-Production at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Kearmonie primarily works as a Freelance Editor and Assistant Editor.
Kearmonie started performing spoken word in 2011 through the youth poetry organization Urban Word NYC and is now a mentor and teaching artist, teaching to as young as elementary school students across NYC, various disciplines. Kearmonie’s poetry often exhibits the condition of the Black American from a millennial lens, with personal accounts of love, family, oppression, and womanism. their writing can be found in WusGood.black magazine, Great Weather for Media’s anthology “The Other Side of Violet”, and more.