In 2016 Christopher Udemezue launched a platform/ project called RAGGA NYC. RAGGA NYC is a platform/ project that highlights the queer Caribbean community and their kin through profile interviews (features) and events. It is apart of the RAGGA mission to stay woke and share vital information, history, instill pride and lift up resources that help our community. A RAGGA feature is the story of an individual that speaks to and for our community. These stories are soaked in a mutual appreciation for the rich and unique cultures and histories that make up each of the Caribbean islands. The desire to bring these experiences and queer Caribbean voices to the forefront make up the DNA of the RAGGA NYC platform. These RAGGA individuals are our heroes, our leaders through conversations around race, sexuality, gender, heritage, and history. RAGGA events span from anything from a Labor Day party, intimate dinners to discuss issues facing our community to a panel discussion on equal rights and issues of immigration - RAGGA events span the gamut. Uplifting events and gatherings re enforce the power we have as a people when we join in one space to combine our minds in solidarity, celebration or expression. Check out RAGGA NYC

Interview portrait by Dan Gutt

Interview portrait by Dan Gutt

Interview example / Photo: Jose Girona

Interview example / Photo: Jose Girona

RAGGA in residence with the New Museum

RAGGA in residence with the New Museum

RAGGA magazine form New Museum residency // Magazine cover photo: Jason Rodgers

RAGGA magazine form New Museum residency // Magazine cover photo: Jason Rodgers

See more at RAGGANYC.com

See more at RAGGANYC.com