Nayo Sasaki-Picou

2017 Create Change Fellow


Nayo is a multidisciplinary artist currently completing her masters degree in Africana Studies at New York University. Her focus is in using visual arts, particularly multimedia, to experiment with re-imagining female representations of identity.

What place in your neighborhood is personally meaningful to you and why?

“Brooklyn Blend, is a coffee shop that is Black owned and has merged the elements of community, safe space and healthy eating into one spot. The staff are composed equally of men and women who promote community based interactions with the customers and create an open environment for folks to spend time and feel at “home”. You can always find yourself in a conversation of varied topics, but especially the promotion of healthy eating within minoritized communities.”