Linisa George is a content creator, curator and communicator. A writer, poet, playwright and entrepreneur, she is the Founder and CEO of BGR Media & Communications Inc, a public relations, media, communication and brand marketing company, and owner of an events management company. She is also the Creative Director and Editor for the digital platform: Art.Culture.Antigua.
Linisa is the Founder of the Black Girl In The Ring Foundation, a non profit focused on educating girls and teaching youth about positive sexual health and wellness practices. She is also co-owner of a creative arts company, August Rush Productions, Founder of The Black Exhibit a creative collective, a founding member of TEDxAntigua, and the Secretary of the Eastern Caribbean Copyright Licensing Association (ECCLA), which is the rights management organisation in the text and image spheres for the OECS sub-region. She is also the Team Manager for Lady Horsepower Farm; the Caribbean’s first and presently only all-female drag racing team out of Antigua.
To date, Linisa’s poetry has been published in three anthologies including The World Record alongside Derek Walcott, the late St. Lucian poet and playwright who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her work have been featured in regional and international literary and theatre festivals and used at the college and university level to address themes such as black womanhood and colorism. Her poetry has been broadcasted on BBC, and she has functioned in the roles of feature writer, Sub-editor and Editor on many projects. She has won four Antigua and Barbuda National Youth Awards and participates in many youth mentoring programmes and facilitates professional workshops.
Linisa’s first book ‘The Flowers In Her Hair’ – a poetry, prose, short stories and essay compilation that celebrates Afro-Caribbean Womanhood, will be out later this year. In the meantime she continues to focus on facilitating and executing as many creative projects as possible while continuing to expand her media company.
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