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Alanah Davis

Alanah Davis is a Baltimore-based mother, cultural worker, community advocate, and social change and arts consultant. She earned her master’s degree in social design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Davis is a Leslie King Hammond graduate fellow, 2020 and 2021 Maryland Delaware and DC Press Association awardee with the Maryland Matters newsroom, and a 2021 recipient of the Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change award. Her written witticisms surrounding love, race, womanhood, and being a human have gone viral online in perfect millennial fashion and are also in print to match her old soul.

With the amount of consumerism all around us, we’re always being told what to think.

What is a good friend? Why’re they so rare? Where can we find good friends?

photo illustration of a brain wearing a santa hat

Last week I treated myself to a box orchestra seat to see Leslie Odom Jr. at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I struggled to find…

For as long as I can remember, my second language — and damn near my first — was rooted deeply in the linguistics of…

I think it may have been the winter of 2016 that I truly fell in love with jazz music, its unpredictable measures, its wild…

I just wrapped up my final weeks of grad school pursuing my master’s degree in social design at Maryland Institute College of Art. You…

In hindsight, perhaps picking up an insect with widely set apart and prominent eyes, short antennae, and membranous front wings from a superfamily was…

A note from the author: I’d like to dedicate this piece to my resilient family of artists in Baltimore City. It’s been a year…

Alanah Davis reflects on her experiences with realizing themes of racial fantasy in the world, especially with Asian women as she grieves alongside the…

What’s up, y’all! So I interviewed two really down-to-earth authors named Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones, thanks to the nonprofit educational group Maryland Humanities….