“I’m not a formally trained artist – my experiences, ideas, dreams for my people and Afro-Caribbean-ness have given me valuable skills to explore and express what’s in my heart. That’s the best training to me: just loving and embracing my whole black womyn self and presenting my truth(s) to the world.”
Soraya Jean-Louis McElroy is a Haitian born, New York and Brooklyn raised mixed media artist currently living and loving in New Orleans. Her love of black womyn, black families, Afrofutrism and the African Diaspora are important central themes in her creative process. Soraya’s anti-oppressive frame work and commitment to facilitating healing through art-tivism has been strengthened by her work as a health educator, doula, community organizer, mentor, youth counselor and African folklore story-teller.
Soraya has participated in several group exhibits in various New Orleans cultural institutions, such as: the Mckenna Museum of African American Art, JuJu Bag, Antenna Gallery, the Jazz and Heritage Gallery and a solo show at Café Rose Nicaud her works have been used as zine , book cover and Summer for the Sistah‘s flyers . She is currently exhibiting work at Café Special Tea and consistently creating new work.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.