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Name: Claire Jones

Pronouns: She/Her

Location: New Hampshire, USA

Email: ClarityIsJustSoHip@Gmail.com

Socials: @ClarityIsJustSoHip

Website: ClarityIsJustSoHip.com
https://linktr.ee/clarityjloveandlight

Artist Title: Creative, Activist, Assistant, Mom
Bio:
Claire Jones is Amaranthia’s Mom, assistant, ambivert and a practicing Buddhist of 30 years. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College as a Frances Perkins Scholar in 1999. The program assists non-traditional women whose educations stalled due to various difficulties. Claire's journey to scholarship began during the early days in Barbados when she sought relief from the chaos of living in a domestic violence household. As she went out into the world, she experienced sexual assault and other forms of abuse. A high school dropout traumatized from ongoing crises, she determined to, one day, receive a college degree to aid women whose dreams never actualized due to violence and oppression. Claire accomplished her long-held goal of graduating from Mount Holyoke College Frances Perkins Scholar in May 1999. She published articles at Goalcast, YOPP! A Social Justice Blog, Best Self, and on Thrive Global's community page, to name a few.

Claire's long-term goal is to help marginalized women build self-confidence by accessing hidden talents. She’s a recent member of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV); she is currently working on her self-help/art book ClarityIsJustSoHip! and Memoir Sista Survivor: An Immigrant's Spiritual Journey to Legitimacy. In June 2021, Claire showcased her spoken word in collaboration with artists for LA Non-profit, The Painted Brain's show, "Discovering a Place for Us." Her mission is to spread love and light through writing, speaking opportunities, and art. Claire currently resides in NH with her family and kitty cat Meena-Serenity.

See her powerful spoken word performance, “Caribbean Black” which highlights her trip to the slave houses of Senegal. Featured by The Painted Brain in their virtual disability art show, “Discovering a Place for Us.”

 
Edges
See Amaranthia and Claire’s piece “Curls and Curves” paired with Claire’s poem, “Edges” accompanied by dancer Jocelyn Davis. Featured by The Painted Brain in their virtual disability art show, “Discovering a Place for Us.”
Caribbean Black
Renewal
See Claire’s spoken word piece “Renewal” in collaboration with life coach and dancer, Kareena Rivera. Featured by The Painted Brain in their virtual disability art show, “Discovering a Place for Us.”