“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 creates handmade pieces with a focus on Black LGBTQ adornment, reclamation, and empowerment. They also offer Jewelry Workshops, Wellness Training, and Art Coaching. With BQMNY, Vee merges their love of community activism, creative wellness, and jewelry fabrication. Through her online platform, BlackQueerMagic, Vee does outreach, donates, and engages with community members from across the world.

BlackQueerMagic has been featured in Metalsmiths for Change’s Black Metalsmiths Market, Ori Art Gallery in Portland, and has vended at over 40 events including Allied Media Conference and National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference. They are a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association and the Black in Jewelry Coalition.