Interview with Artist Jahni Threatt

Born and raised in Washington, DC and currently studying in college across the country in the small town of Olympia, WA, Jahni Threatt is a woman of diverse talents and interests. Determined to effect change, build community, and create on her own terms, she balances studying sustainable agriculture and working to remedy the pervasive American crisis of food deserts with creating her own art, which are vivid and meaningful pieces that truly break the mold. Determined to expand the visibility of other women artists of color, she also works to produce community events through her collaborative project Aunty's Tea Party. "Painting gives me control over the things I cannot control in real life. I can depict myself as powerful even when I am feeling weak. I think that’s what is most satisfying, it’s almost like self healing." 

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