Delano Burrowes is a Brooklyn-based writer and visual/performance artist. Much of his work focuses on how black people navigate intersections of cultural identity. He grew up in Great Barrington, MA, also the hometown of W.E.B. Dubois, and when he first read Souls of Black Folk, it helped him understand the healing and connective power of telling our stories. He originally studied photography and painting, but recently returned to school in 2018, at Bard MicroCollege, to explore new ways of telling the stories that help others heal and connect. In 2019 he was a co-curator of GrowhouseNYC’s 2019 series of community art events, In Contemplation of Freedom. James Baldwin is, and will always be, his creative muse.