Staying Sane During A Pandemic
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Helena was asked to curate a series of shows for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for their free online Zoom series.
Initially hesitant, due to her status as an essential worker, Helena realized what she was missing most during these unprecedented times was performing on stage, hosting and finding ways to contribute to the world using her art.
Helena curated a total of six shows, including #Essential Workers, and attributes her involvement with them as keeping her "sane" while working on the front lines.
You Can't BLACK Me In
Celebrating the artistic diversity and resilience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). These artists will share their poetry and personal stories living in a country whose Founding Fathers did not include them in their version of America. This event will conclude with a panel discussion on the importance of using art as a weapon to confront, inform and combat systemic racism and social injustice.
I Give Birth
Eight women, eight perspectives on the intersectionality of womanhood and pursuing your passion as an artist. Join us as these internationally known interdisciplinary artists and social
justice warriors share their poetry and thoughts on the alarming death rates of woman of color from pregnancy related complications, parenting during the pandemic and using art to change to world. This event will be followed by a panel discussion.