Alliyah Allen is the Program Coordinator for New Arts Justice at Express Newark, an Assistant Curator of Monument Lab, and the Co-Founder of LAND Collective. Allen focuses on the experiences, narratives, healing practices, and transformational image practices surrounding blackness, spirituality, and womanhood. Drawing inspiration from revolutionary artists, Nina Simone, Toni Morrison, Deborah Willis, Simone Leigh, and many more, Allen believes in capturing the beauty, presence, and light of her collaborators, which in turns becomes a radical act to rewrite singular narratives, reclaim power and thrive in liberation. Employing curation, photography, and writing as tools, Allen intends to use them as part of her mission to empower and give space to marginalized communities and groups. She graduated from Haverford College with a BA in Religion and Africana Studies and has previously worked at the Village of Arts & Humanities in Germantown, Philadelphia, at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, and Monument Lab research teams.