Ravon Ruffin is a Social Engagement Producer for the Webby and Shorty Award-winning social media team at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is also the co-founder and creative director for Brown Girls Museum Blog (BGMB), an online platform and consulting agency, to promote the visibility of women of color in the arts and culture industry.
In 2018, BGMB launched Brown Art Ink, a community-building project and incubator created to support the arts ecosystem for women of color artists, cultural practitioners and local communities of color based in the greater Washington, DC-Baltimore area. As a 202Creates resident, she will be creating paid opportunities for local artists and developing public events in collaboration with cultural institutions for the Brown Art Ink programming cycle.
She received her M.A. in American Studies from the George Washington University, and studied Anthropology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Digital culture, black feminism, and urban sustainability dare the lenses through which she seeks to redefine the museum as a community space. She is interested in the acts of self-preservation that social and digital media platforms inspire. She can be found @afroxmericana.