Demetrius McClendon (who also known as ImagineJoy) was born and raised in the south side of Chicago. They have traveled nationally and internationally as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer sharing their passion for the arts. As a community organizer that believes wholeheARTedly in the power of loving action, political education, and spiritual practice, they co-create with others experiences that heal and empower the Black community as well as QBIPOC communities. Demetrius is currently an organizer and facilitator for Yoga POC Sangha as well as one of the artistic associates for “Don’t You Feel It Too?,” a movement meditation social justice based organization in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Photo by Vin Reed