Celeste Davis

Board Member

Celeste’s personal motto is “act or accept.” As a call to action for both personal motivation and social justice advocacy, Celeste’s work encompasses it all.

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik’s passion for hip hop began in high school. She always loved live music and dance as she was exposed to music and the arts from her father, a jazz and Latinx musician, and her older sister

Mason Bray

Mason loves to travel and explore new culture’s cuisine, dance and customs. Moreover, he enjoys riding his long-board around…

Yemi Endale

Yemiserach Endale is an Ethiopian-American student at The George Washington University. As a rising junior, Yemiserach majors in..

Rayma Kochakkan

Rayma Kochakkan is a Social Media & Marketing intern at Words, Beats and Life. In the fall, she will enter her senior year

Sadiyah Bashir

Sadiyah Bashir is a 19-year-old poet born and raised in Maryland. She has been writing poetry for 6 years..

Rose Jaffe

Rose Jaffe is an illustrator and painter; born and raised in Washington, D.C. She earned her BFA at the School of Art and Design at the University of…

Alicia Cosnahan

Alicia Cosnahan is a Washington, DC artist who paints the nickname, DECOY. Cosnahan was born near Brussels, Belgium, and spent most of her childhood..

Yahsmin Mayaan Binti BoBo

Editor in Chief: WBL Magazine

Yahsmin Mayaan Binti BoBo is a…


Eric L. Powell Jr. (E.L.P.J.) is a 19 year-old Emcee & Poet from the DMV area. Born and raised in, on, and around Hip Hop, it was destined…

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