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Geeta Lewis

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Geeta Lewis is a Writer, a Performance Storyteller, and a Visual Artist. As a Queer, Black, Trans Woman, she brings an intersectional lens to her prose, and her visual art. Geeta’s prose unearths an intimate vulnerability, informed by the intersectionalities of her lived experiences. Somewhere between the light, the darkness, and the laughter, she’s found her weapons of choice, in response to inequities of being othered under an American apartheid. In her own words, “I try to find ways to repurpose the crux my personal narratives into my fiction. It is my hope that the stories I tell speak to a broader understanding of what it means to love, and be loved”.

Regardless of the medium, Geeta endeavors to bring light to the dark places that divide us from our humanity. Her goal is to ignite our collective compassion for one another. She measures her progress through those she’s inspired to acknowledge the bitter truths of our shared American experience, and by their commitment to help build a more equitable world in spite of those truths.

Geeta Lewis’ readings have been heard locally at the Artists Repertory Theater, The Armory Theater, and The Portland Arts & Lectures series. Her visual art has been displayed locally at the Paragon Gallery, The Portland Center for the Arts, and the Q Center Gallery. A series of her paintings are also part of a federal historical archive in Washington, DC.

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