Mahari Chabwera is an artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She started making things when she was little, and never stopped because making is really fun, and freeing. She's the 2019 - 2020 recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. She keeps a daily journal, and religiously reads Black women writers like Tananarive Due, Octavia Butler, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Terry Mcmillan, and Ntozake Shange. Her Mom used to be in a book club. She listens to the same music her Mom played in the house growing up too, folks like Earth Wind & Fire, Prince, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Lauren Hill, Dianne Reeves, Roberta Flack and India Arie. She received her B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. Since then she’s begun curating spaces for Black womxn artists to share work. Her practice is her salve; liberatory magic medicine making. She bears the weight of being well.