Imagining a new reality...
Visionary (a): (especially of a person) thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom. (n): a person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like.
Growing up, Felicia often dreamt of being the CEO of her own business, but never knew what the business would be. As she grew older and began to acknowledge the power of her voice, she finally understood. Witnessing the injustices of the criminal justice system toward Black and Brown people, she realized that she needed speak up; thus, Behind the Walls, Between the Lines (BTWBTL) was birthed. BTWBTL is a social justice movement integrating art and activism to examine the issues of mass incarceration and inspire action to end state-sponsored violence. BTWTBTL fosters “artivists” in marginalized communities to empower their voices in the criminal justice reform movement.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
Our Debut: We launched our first show on February 6th, 2015 with over 100 people in attendance in Philadelphia, PA! Pictures from the show can be found on the BTWBTL page, as well as links to the artists that participated in the event.
Upcoming Plans: We successfully launched our fourth show, #amInextreloaded...the tour, in January 2017. We're currently hosting our year long residency at Bailey's Cafe in Bedstuy Brooklyn called "the series." Check here for dates!