Kym Boyce, Visual & Media Artist
Kym Boyce (aka Kymani Mocha Jade) was born and raised in Harlem, NY. She is a high-spirited creative, committed to student advocacy, youth empowerment, and Arts in Education. She is a passionate teaching artist operating from a versatile skill set in communication, multimedia, and performance art with a focus on mental health, LGBTQ and the arts & culture of the African Diaspora. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Communication Studies with a concentration in Multimedia Art & Design and studied Linguistics, Literature & the Language Arts abroad at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. Starting in the Fall, she will be attending City College’s BFA program in Film and Video Production with a minor in Creative Writing. Kym is currently completing Restorative Justice Circles training with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.
Kym is a Spoken Word Artist and Creative Director, performing Photographic Art and Commercial Modeling. As a Spoken Word Artist, she has been featured at NYC club Temperamental, Barbados’ Le Mot Juste and Iron Sharpen Iron’s Talk Hard, in addition to performing at numerous events and open-mics, including the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Last Poets House, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, the Urban Juke Joint, and was a previous host of West African Magazine’s Timbuk-Tuesdays Open-Mic.
She is also a Community Producer, Blogger, Vlogger and Creator of the Nu Afrikan Artivist Movement, a progressive initiative with a vision to uplift social and cultural consciousness, promote self-determination and create community empowerment through transformative media and dynamic art.
Kym is an Advanced Teaching Artist in TATIP, and she previously completed CWP’s Summer Institute in July of 2016. She has been training under Elizabeth Leonard and Scott Lily at PS 132 Juan Pablo Duarte in Washington Heights.
Most Memorable TATIP Moment:
“If we could communicate to more and more young persons that the point of mastering a degree of know how, a set of knacks, an array of tools, is to be able to see more, to notice more, to make more sense of the actualities of life, would not that, in itself, make learning to learn take on a different tinge? If we could indicate to those we reach that hard work and hard thinking, and craftsmanship are likely to open up whole areas of freedom of mind and of imagination, might that not contribute to the quest for what is being called ‘excellence’?” – Maxine Greene
“My most memorable TATIP moment was witnessing the grace of reciprocity among our facilitators as they instruct us on Teaching for Social Justice at the Langston Hughe’s house in Harlem. I especially loved reuniting with Summer Institute instructor Renée Watson. The day was particularly special to me as Langston Hughes was my favorite childhood poet.”
Find out more about Kym here:
- Reimage Afrika
- Behind the Scenes | What Color Am I Now?
- Kymani Jade – Come Close
- Snow Princess – Photoshop Layers
Check out Kym’s Lesson Plan she created with her partner Martha O’Connell.
Interested in TATIP? Find out more about our 2017-18 Program!
See more of our 2016-17 Graduates in the 2017 TATIP Anthology!