Alliyah Allen is the Program Coordinator for New Arts Justice at Express Newark and an Assistant Curator of Monument Lab. Allen focuses on the experiences, narratives, healing practices, and transformational image practices surrounding blackness, spirituality, and womanhood. Employing curation, photography, and writing as tools, Allen intends to use them as part of her mission to empower and give space to those who are unseen and unheard. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Allen co-founded LAND Collective, a visual art collective that supports local artists. 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.