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Zoe Scruggs is a multidisciplinary artist primarily making paintings and music.

 

Between the two, her works focus on her intertwined race and climate change related anxieties. And looks towards Black Feminist thinkers and Environmental Justice workers for solutions to these anxiety inducing problems.

 

Scruggs has shown work in Providence, RI;  Pittsburgh,PA; Miami,FL; and Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She has been awarded for her work in music through Raveena’s Aurora Mutual Aid Grant and a residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.

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The JOY Interview

It's Day 1 of the second week of SHEESH!

Kick off the week by reading more about Week Two's Collaborator, Zoe Scruggs and what JOY means to them in our exclusive Interview! Be sure to check your email for your downloadable PDF.

Month Pass holders will also receive a copy of this Interview in the SHEESH! Book of Black Joy!

The SHEESH! Playlist - Zoe Scruggs Takeover

Find your new favorite song by checking out this playlist curated by Zoe! This exclusive playlist will be available via Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal! 

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"Music Diaries" by Zoe Scruggs

Here at SHEESH! we are all about creating and that's exactly what we asked our Collaborators to do! Check out this video from Zoe!

 

"This video is a couple of visualizers and videos from my camera roll combined with songs that will be on my newest project This Feels Good. Which will be released on all streaming platforms May, 27th 2022. A lot of the landscape videos are from my personal archive of videos riding in the passenger seat as I’m either leaving or returning to Delaware. And they remind me to be grateful of how beautiful the state I grew up in even though so many of my memories tied to this place were traumatizing. In the same way my project This Feels Good sonically plays with the same type of contradictions, finding beauty where there has also been pain. That’s why to me, the project feels moody but also danceable and serene."

-Zoe Scruggs 

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What is Black Joy?

The SHEESH! Network is the OFFICIAL news source for SHEESH! Issa Blackity Black Joy Fest. We are dedicated to finding out what is on the minds of Black people around the country. Our Agents of Black Joy have hit the streets to ask Black folks, What is Black Joy? 

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The Day of Rest featuring a Word from our Sponsor

Did you know Rest is ESSENTIAL to Black Joy. BeGause of Love is here to remind you just how worthy you are of that self care. 

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SHEESH! Open Mic!

Calling all Poets, Singers, Orators, Musicians, Creative Black Folk. Join our weekly Day 5 celebration of Joy with the SHEESH! Virtual Open Mic. Join this weekly 2 hour exclusive livestream hosted by OMG! We never know who will come by the livestream!

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10 Things that Spark Joy

We asked Zoe what are 10 things that spark Joy? It could be a favorite memory or a song. It could be the blanket that you got when you were a kid. 

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Enact Black Joy

We've been celebrating Joy all week. Now it time we Enact that Joy in the real world. Grab a friend and join us on the SHEESH! Joy Date, a scavenger hunt for all. Every week will feature a different Joy Date where we encourage you to explore the world around you for Joy! This week our Scavenger Hunt will have us on the search of camaraderie with our homies in the name of SHEESH! 

Every SHEESH! Pass holder will receive SHEESH! mail to coincide with the week's activities!

  • Week 2 Button Pack

    • 1" Buttons (Qty: 2) and 2" Button (Qty:1)

  • Week 2 Sticker Pack

    • 3 Stickers

  • Little Book of Black Joy, vol. 2

    • Featuring artwork from Andi Anu and Dominique Barlow

  • SHEESH! Jigsaw Puzzle

  • Friendship Bracelet

  • 2 Artwork Prints

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