jules vivid

I am a queer Sicilian/Ashkenazi researcher, writer, visual/musical artist, and community builder based in Brooklyn, NY. 

I have 8+ years of research and nonprofit experience in contexts that span education, health, and community healing. My social justice advocacy work has led to practice and policy reform in the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, peer-reviewed academic publications in Sexualities and the Journal of Positive Sexuality, and the growth of two social impact nonprofits, The Dinner Party and The People's Supper. 

My decades-long practice in the arts inform the creativity and structure that I bring to my work. I was classically trained in piano and ballet, am self-taught in painting and photography, and began writing fiction in grad school. I recently co-founded the experimental hub, The Vivid Institute, and my creative work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Arts On Site, Goats Milk Magazine, Lupercalia Press, WOW Cafe Theatre, and elsewhere. 

@kittyvividaf, she/her
10 of Pentacles by Jules Vivid