Desirae Lee

Desirae (Des) Lee is a multi-media artist, journalist, poet, and filmmaker from Jacksonville, FL with a goal to always tell honest stories. She is a Blackhouse Foundation fellow, a Facebook SEEN Initiative winner, and a Paul Robeson Awardee. She has had digital art installations exhibited up and down the east coast including at the Anacostia Arts Center, Lycoming College, and Miami Soul Basel. She completed a film residency in Ghana through partnership with the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD). She is also the grant recipient of several creative initiatives including Moment Invitational Film Fest, Late Fee Magazine photography grant, and the inaugural National Black Movie Day Scholarship. She strives to create art which celebrates vulnerability, finds beauty amongst the mundane, and portrays Black people in diverse ways. Her mission is to develop and produce television, travel the world, and sprinkle stardust wherever she goes. When she’s not on set you can catch her exploring a museum, sunbathing, or booking a flight. Des holds a B.S. in Photojournalism and Innovation from the University of Florida and an MFA in Film from Howard University.