We’re starting the year introducing a new event series at The Wild Detectives: COMMU.N.I.T.Y, a monthly talk show that brings you different perspectives and hot takes on culture, community, and the current political climate, hosted and curated by your favorite intersectional feminist, poet, Melania-Luisa Marte. Our first very special guest, Anthony Whitehead is the founder and CEO of ‘The Juice Box.’ Our theme for this talk will be “Healing The Hood” we will be discussing how transforming the conversation around food transforms our community and better equips us to uplift, educate, and create balanced lives for the future generations.
Entrepreneur/Actor/Model/Director/Youth Mentor Anthony Whitehead CEO of ‘The Juice Box’ has been in business for only five months and enjoyed every day of it. Whitehead has been a Actor/Model in the DFW industry for the past seven years. He is one of the actors from the forthcoming stage play ‘Why Do Women Trip’ and has directed two films that seek to unpack stereotypes of Black Men that transcend the tired narrative in media that perpetuates a life of sex, drugs and violence. Whitehead is also a mentor and loves inspiring the youth to dream bigger and find their passions.
Commu.n.i.t.y. is a monthly show that aims to simplify diversity and inclusion through the lens of Activists, Entrepreneurs and Artists of Color in the Dallas area. Our special guests will give insight into their activism, entrepreneurship and how they use their talents to improve their communities and what we can do to help them continue their efforts.
Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American. She was born in the Bronx and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about navigating the world as a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Dominican descent. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. She is the founder of ‘Melanin Goddess’ a Dallas based feminist healing collective for WOC. Her debut collection of poetry, MELA, was released November of 2018. You can get in touch with her at www.melanialuisa.com.