As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, the TRILLFIT® crew is focusing our energy on the people we need to love the most: ourselves. If we’re not here for ourselves, how can we support others? This interactive workshop will dive into how self-love affects the love that we give and receive on a daily basis.
Facilitators include Jazerai Allen-Lord and Arielle Gray.
Jazerai Allen Lord is a writer, designer & strategist with deep roots in sneaker & street culture. Hired in 2007 as one of KicksonFire’s first employees, Jazerai aka 'NerdLike Jazzy' began her career as a journalist, interviewing some of the most influential artists of our generation, including Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, and Run DMC, who she went on to open a conceptual Adidas boutique for in 2015. Following the successful 2015 launch of her unisex streetwear line, Jazerai decided to return home to sneakers, her childhood passion, leading strategy & messaging with her team at Crush & Lovely, working internally with some of the industry's largest brands. Recent projects include; NYC Marathon Expo & Experiences, New Balance x Raekwon SXSW BBQ & Retail Design for New Balance Global. Uniquely positioned to work on both the corporate and talent side, Jazerai is currently gearing up for her FW19 unisex sneaker release with Reebok and partnering with organizations to aid in the empowerment of women of color.
Arielle Gray is a Boston based writer and multi-media artist whose work often explores the intersections of Western culture and Afro-Indigneous spirituality. She is currently a writer and the Arts Engagement Producer for WBUR, Boston's NPR station. Her freelance writing has appeared in AFROPUNK, VICE, Bustle, Huffington Post and the Black Youth Project and her fiction has been published in EFNIKS, a literary magazine for QTPOC. Her social activism includes arts engagement initiatives in Roxbury and Dorchester, including Print Aint Dead, a pop up bookstore selling affordable and accessible POC written literature. Her forthcoming exhibit, "Dreams and Tings", with VSA Massachusetts combines her background in digital and graphic art with her more traditional methods of artistry.