Meet the Space for Change Recipients

At Peerspace, we believe that access to creative space is a right, not a privilege. Space for Change supports the creative visions of historically underrecognized communities by providing access to unique and inspiring spaces. 

Through this program, recipients have been able to give a voice to those often quieted through the creation of podcasts, photoshoots, short films, and workshops.

Chanita Christmas, Melanin.Tech

Meet former Space for Change recipients 

Ángel Ańaszco@angelsanazco

With her Peerspace credit, Ángel set up a photoshoot for her photo series, On Display, which explores the intersection of pre-colonial South American Incan art and European art history.

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Patricia Basuel@quiktivity

With her Peerspace credit, Patricia hosted photo and video sessions for three personal trainers of color as part of her workout app, Quiktivity, which is committed to bringing inclusiveness in the fitness industry by amplifying people of color and minorities and creating content that normalizes bodies of different colors, shapes, sizes, and abilities. 

Melissa Charleswebsite

With her Peerspace credit, Melissa hosted a series of free classes for Black and/or Indigenous people that speak to Black history, Black activism, and organizing 101. 

Kendra Chao@oldskoolcafe

With her Peerspace credit, Kendra hosted strategic planning sessions for Old Skool Cafe, a violence prevention program in San Francisco that provides job training, employment, and a second chance.

Chanita Christmas @melanintech

With her Peerspace credit, Chanita hosted a resume writing workshop for online community titled “Melanin.Tech”, an online hub with an aligned focus on the personal and professional advancement of Black people within the technology industry. 

Selasie Dotse@a_hard_pill_to_swallow

With her Peerspace credit, Selasie hosted a dinner series that focused on showcasing talented chefs of color, primarily Black chefs, in fine dining cooking while encouraging a dialogue to discuss and challenge white hegemony in the restaurant industry.

Andre Drummond

With his Peerspace credit, Andre curated discussions around the healing effects of the mind-body connection for people of color to combat racism and other identity-based social biases. 

Christopher Horne@itschristopherhorne

With his Peerspace credit, Christopher filmed part of his documentary, “Unheard Voices”, a project chronicling the journey of mothers with incarcerated children.

Jayda Imanlihen@blackgirlfilmschool

With her Peerspace credit, Jayda produced a video for Black Girl Film School showing what happens when you place a camera in a Black girl’s hands and equip her with the skills and training to tell her own story.

Damian Jöel

With his Peerspace credit, Damian hosted a 1-day fashion installation with live models and activists whose work is committed to racial equity and sustainability.

Alexandra Konen@lehelps

With her Peerspace credit, Alexandra hosted a Community Giveaway event where families hand selected items they need to support their children. 


With his Peerspace credit, Marquise hosted a series of events to celebrate National HBCU week, including the Black Art + Red Hearts Luncheon where they highlighted black artists in Miami, promoted HBCUs with degree programs in the arts, and discussed how POC can leverage their education attainment and artistic expression to better combat racism.

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Nicole Solis-Sison@nicolesolissison

With her Peerspace credit, Nicole filmed a trailer for her podcast titled “Undocuhoneys”, which was inspired by the undocumented immigrant community.

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Cedric Terrell@cedricterrell

With his Peerspace credit, Cedric worked on a series called “my BLCK skin”, which showcased the beauty and diversity of black culture. 

Lucia Tran@luciatran

With her Peerspace credit, Lucia produced a short film titled “In the Visible”, which aims to dismantle Asian American stereotypes and the model minority myth.

Shambria Williams@therightkindofblackgirl

With her Peerspace credit, Shambria hosted events and provided programs on civic engagement, financial literacy, fitness and nutrition, mental health, and entrepreneurship aimed at economically advancing and holistically empowering Black women and girls across the diaspora.

Feeling inspired? Apply to Space for Change here.