|Occupation||Mackademic and Artist|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Introduction||Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and researcher in the field of Women’s Studies. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, where she focuses on Black women’s Arts. As an interdisciplinary artist she utilizes poetry, music, performance, photography, and painting to shed light on the history and present of black women's experiences. She is a Cave Canem fellow and her work has been published in literary magazines such as Torch and Dark Phrases: Sarah Lawrence College's literary mag for writers of color. As an activist she works to create spaces where black women can feel safe and share stories of strength and survival, facilitate healing, and redefine sisterhood. She currently lives in Washington, DC.|
|Interests||Poetry, visual and performing arts, activism, good food and the fine living channel.|
|Favorite Movies||Frida, Tsutsi, romantic comedies, most Christmas movies|
|Favorite Music||Field hollers, work songs, mostly anything political or activist oriented, hip hop, r&b, reggae (except when it wants to kill me) the occasional mariachi, some of that new age stuff, and without a doubt jazz and blues.|
|Favorite Books||Song of Solomon, Lot's Daughters, Corriegadora, Living Buddah Living Christ, The Vegetarian Encyclopedia, Words of Fire, and Nappy Hair.|
The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?
Straight, No Chaser: Well Monk set it straight, its not a time you can wait, you gotta be on, you gotta be strong, the time is here, so trust your life to your ear. Don't wait for no one, You'll have to go on, because this moment is the place where it happens and there's no one who can help set it straight.