Lit Up 2020 Performers

Lit Up 2020 Performers

Eddie Maisonet is an afroboricua nonbinary interdisciplinary storyteller, teaching artist, and facilitator who is currently training to become a dog trainer as well. He is a born and bred Boston artist whose 2017 and 2019 artist residencies at The Theater Offensive have been collaborative storytelling projects countering the city’s gentrification. He centers themes of wellness in the context of disability, joy, collectivity, humor, and family inheritances. Learn more on IG @eddiemstoryteller.

Camarah Oates, 16, is a photographer and a writer. She wants justice for the black community in all aspects of life. She wants to one day aid in changing the social and economic inequalities in America's systems through her writing by highlighting it.

Kaija Langley received an MFA in Fiction from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California and a We Need Diverse Books™ Mentorship in 2018 for her middle grade novel, Call Me Early.  Her debut Picture Book, When Langston Dances, is forthcoming in 2021 by Denene Millner Books, a Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers imprint. Kaija lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her Beloved.  You can find her online at

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