H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, founder and chief erotics officer of the Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, is an applied theatre practitioner, playwright/stage director, documentary filmmaker, and performance artist. He is author of the book, Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, Volume 1 and co-editor of Sexuality, Religion, and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual, and Polysexual Perspectives and Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
David J. Cork, co-founder and chief creative officer of BiUS Entertainment, and is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He’s the creative force behind Bi: The Webseries. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post, NBC OUT and NowThis News. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
J. Christopher Dadefumi Fasanmi Fayemi Neal, founder of FluidBiDesign, is a painter, cultural worker, and educator. His work has been exhibited at Pounder Kone Art Space, GalleryQB, Schefflin-Dozer Art Space, and Band of Vices Gallery. Follow him on Instagram.
Cedric Maurice—dancer, actor, mental health professional, corporate educator, and social activist—epitomizes the harmony of diverse talents and passions. As the founder of Atlanta’s first bisexual support groups, Cedric encourages acceptance and understanding in sexuality coaching, mental health advocacy, intercultural development, spiritual development, intuitive art development, and social education. Celebrated in documentaries and print, his advocacy shines in his interfaith experience and mentorship in the Black Lotus Project as one of its facilitators. His unique approach as an educator underscores a commitment to developmental growth and transformative dialogue. Listen to Cedric’s insights on the “Black Fluidity: Bi Black Men Talk” podcast, among others, or connect on Twitter (@BlkFluidityPod). Cedric’s journey—colorful, profound, liminal—resonates in every endeavor.
Heru, a Pan-Africanist of Jamaican and Afro-Cuban descent, an artist, and poet, uses his diverse talents to challenge societal norms and uplift marginalized communities. As an unflinching bisexual advocate, social activist, and co-facilitator of the healing-focused Black Lotus Project, he fights against biphobia, racism, and patriarchy within the Black community. Deeply spiritual, Heru intertwines shamanism, naturism, and herbology with his passion for the Africana Diaspora, embodying a mentorship spirit and support for marginalized and Queer communities.Follow his inspiring journey on Instagram @a_KingfromQueens.