Welcome to my lil’ corner of the internet, Dispatches from Chrysalis. My name is Priya Florence Dadlani (all pronouns) and I’m an Indo-Caribbean cultural worker from Silver Spring, MD. Informed by the belief that art sparks culture shift & sustains revolution, my charge is to utilize the transformative powers of storytelling, community organizing, political education, facilitation, & radical imagination to collectively disrupt the current world order & rebuild anew.
I currently organize with SPICY, a zine-making collective I founded in 2018 that works at the intersection of art, justice, and cultural archival. In addition, I lead strategic communications to resource gender justice movements at Third Wave Fund, dismantle patriarchy with Jahajee Sisters, and support the dreams of Black and brown creative entrepreneurs at Media Sutra. I reside in Brooklyn, NY with my partner Jordan and our two sweet dogs, BiBi and Cheeni. You can learn more about my work, experiences, and background on my website.
Dispatches from Chrysalis is an honest offering from me to you in the form of a newsletter. As I work to build a digital community in different, more intimate corners of the internet, I’ll pop up in your inbox monthly-ish with dispatches from chrysalis - the liminal space I often occupy, constantly on the edge of becoming something new. I’ll also be including journal prompts in some of my newsletters so we can process various topics together from wherever.
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@priya.florence // priyadadlani.com