Natasha Daniel’s influence is as wide as her journey. Whether through the rhymes of Hip Hop philosophers such as Nas or the images taken by Jamel Shabazz and other visual artists relaying their reality, Natasha shares a similar passion, the art of storytelling. Being a self-taught photographer, she is aware of the struggle and need to express one’s story. The essence of Natasha’s artistry is the blending of mediums. This includes co-starring, co-producing and co-playwrighting a HipHop theatre production, entitled 3 Dollars n’ 6 Dimes. Natasha has also recently become a student of contemporary dance and intends use this as yet another layer to the stories she will never stop telling.
Political passions allowed her to travel throughout Latin America and learn from communities, particularly youth-led movements concerning urban issues and Hip Hop culture. It is from these inspiring journeys and love for Hip Hop that Natasha became co-founder and Program Coordinator for Lost Lyrics.
Her interest in community organizing and own diasporic experience led her to the University of Toronto where she is currently studying Diaspora & Trans-national Studies. Natasha is continuously pushing the boundaries to forge her academic pursuits while mobilizing and documenting communities internationally and within Toronto, as well as the GTA. She has been teaching photography for the past two years and while working with the Dalit movement in Tumkur India, Natasha co-founded Kahaniya – Sisters Sharing Stories, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to reviving the female voice through visual and performing arts.