“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

― Audre Lorde

Vee identifies as a Black, queer, Jamaican born woman and they are the sole artist, designer, and metalsmith behind BlackQueerMagic. They are a self taught artist that began wire wrapping in 2016 and ascended to lapidary, electroforming, metalsmithing, and jewelry design facilitation. Each piece is created in the tiny corner of Vee’s studio apartment with a collection of crystals, metals, and tools that they’ve acquired over the years. Vee creates handmade pieces with a focus on Black LGBTQ adornment, reclamation, and empowerment.

Vee lives & works in New York, NY out of her studio apartment that she shares with her 30+ plant children. Vee is also a licensed clinician with formal training in working with LGBTQ communities. In her free time they enjoy basking in nature and learning about plant medicine. She hopes that BQMNY will continue to grow into a comprehensive jewelry brand that offers apprenticeships to QTBIPOC people and heirloom pieces that celebrate our communities.