Named for Zora Neale Hurston, a woman of extraordinary brilliance and fiery spirit, Zora’s House is a sanctuary for women and gender-expansive people of color to dream, connect, and create; to shine bright and inspire change.
Where you don’t have to worry about what your hair looks like or how loud you get.
Where you can shine in the center of attention or find quiet solitude.
Where you have your lightbulb moment or take your ideas back to the drawing board.
It’s a world dedicated to the legacies of our foremothers — our mama, our aunties, our grandmothers — the people who found ways to connect and succeed and grow in a world not created with them in mind.
Zora’s House is a workplace. A haven. A happy hour. An incubator.
A community for women and non-binary people of color committed to transforming themselves and the world around them.
WHO WAS ZORA?
For all of her accomplishments, Hurston’s literary legacy was mostly forgotten for decades. Then another author and Black woman—Alice Walker—wrote an essay called “In Search of Zora,” uplifting Zora’s work and life story out of obscurity and into the imaginations of readers around the world.
This is the legacy Zora’s House embraces: empowering women of color to reflect their realities and enact their creative power, so they are fully seen and heard in the life of our community.
Additionally, we serve as an inclusive learning space for the larger community on issues of race, politics, economics, arts, and culture, as they relate to the identities and experiences of women of color.
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- Founder & CEO
Tamaliyapo MphandeDirector of Development
J'Hanna The GreatMarketing & Communications Manager
Liz Gordon-CanlasManaging Director
Ivory LevertPrograms & Partnership Manager
Tasha LomoMember Liaison
Jada Dunwoody-BrentExecutive Assistant to the CEO & Interim Operations Coordinator