Hailing from Houston, TX, artist, cultural worker, public scholar, and strategist Ebony Noelle Golden is the visionary leader of Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC and Body Ecology Womanist Performance Project.
Guided by an unflinching pursuit and practice of radical creativity, wellness, and justice Golden has served as BDAC’s CEO + principal engagement strategist for the last eight years and Body Ecology’s founding artistic director for six. BDAC is a New York City-based cultural arts direct action + public(s) engagement strategy group that works to inspire, instigate, and incite transformation, radical expressiveness, and progressive social change through community-designed, culturally-relevant, creative projects as well as a finely-crafted suit of consulting services.
She is also an accomplished performance artist, poet, director, and choreographer who stages site-specific rituals + live art productions that profoundly explore the complexities of freedom in the time of now, through her work with Body Ecology and a host of creative collaborators. Ebony has been nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Alternate Roots, Highlander Center for Research and Education, and North Carolina A&T University, to name some. Her performance work, choreography, and directing projects have been staged at Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, The Ensemble Theatre (Houston, TX), Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre, Judson Memorial Church, Hayti Heritage Center (Durham, NC), Harlem School of the Arts, DC Arts Center, and The Theatre at St. Claude (New Orleans), among others. bettysdaughterarts.com @bettysdaughter1