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I am a writer, artist, filmmaker and Photographer with wide interest in different media exploring themes that include gender, art, cultures and cultural histories as well as individualities and their survival in the hyperglobalized world we live in. I am hard working, curious, a perfectionist, friendly, self-driven and a staunch believer in quality work speaking for itself. 

Application as a Correspondent

I am a interested in exploring the Kenyan, or rather more realistically, Nairobian psyche and how it contributes to or shields itself from the greater global  in terms of contributions to key terms and movements such as Afrofuturism/ Surrealism and the increasingly popular appending of the prefix "Afro". As an arts practitioner myself, I often end up in conversations that concern the greater public but exclude them and I feel that as a correspondent, this would be closer to getting the public involved in these conversations. I am interested in exploring the progressive circles of Nairobi and how they are automatically othered and form a counterculture as well as how they survive or react to the mainstream. 

Published Works

Jalada Afrofutures (2015)- Myasthenia Gravis

StoryMoja Blog- Myths of Black beauty, Words Misunderstood, A Game of Minesweeper; The Queer Kenyan

Walking the Tightrope- Africa LGBTQ  anthology: A Salt of a Sec Schorl Nature (print)

Brainstorm Quarterly (In) Sanity (2014) 

MF2; Wandering Still- Dedan (print)

UP Magazine-The Witness

Work History

The Cult

Nov 2014Present


Director/Writer at The Cult (9 months) Writing film scripts and directing film and audio-visual installations for the art collective Student at

African Art Agenda

Mar 2012Present


Co-Founder, Programs Coordinator, Director at (3 years 5 months)
Mar 2013Present

Photographer/ Art Director/ Editor/ Creative Director

Members: Photographer Art Director Editor Creative Director Shada Zuri Logo Design Members

Mar 2012Present


Blogging about art, culture, Social Issue Commentary, Histories and creative nonfictions. Creative non-fiction, Reviews of music, art and film

Global Give Back Circle

Aug 2011Sep 2011

Editorial Assistant

Editorial Assistant at (2 months) Editing Articles Content Creator


Kenyatta University



Studying Fine Art and Film

The University of Birmingham


LLB Law with French

Studied English Law and French Law 

Aga Khan Academy


International Baccalaureate

English, History, French at Higher Level

Biology, Math and Business Studies at Standard Level

Limuru Girls High School

Jan 2004Nov 2007

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

A- grade

English, Swahili, Math, History, Geography, French , Chemistry and Biology


2007 Kwani? Literary Festival Nairobi, Kenya

  • Writing Workshop Participant

    • Discovered that writing can be a career if you work at it

    • Learnt that fiction is about telling the truth through a lie

    • Inspired to write something every day

2008-2010 Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, Kenya

Editor and Contributing writer, School Newsletter

  • Special snowflake award for most likely to become a best-selling author

  • A lesson in editing and building other writers voices

2010-present Blogging Birmingham, UK; Quebec City, Canada;

Curating an Art blog, contributing to NRB Magazine, K is for Kenya and creating blogs under different interests

  • Learnt the nuances of pleasing a faceless crowd viz internet

  • Learnt the importance of drawing a line between what you will do as an artist and what you will not

2014 The Nest Nairobi, Kenya

StacyAnn Chin Artivism writing workshop participant

  • Learnt that all writing is political

  • Discovered the art of deliberate writing

  • Ordered to keep writing

2014 Goethe Institut Nairobi, Kenya

AMKA women’s creative writing forum

  • A lesson in peer review

  • Chance to be published in a Goethe anthology

2014-Present Storymoja Festival Nairobi, Kenya

Festival blogger

  • Producing articles once a week for the Storymoja blog

  • Writing reviews and creative non-fiction

Online Projects


Juliet Maruru

Online Publicist at Storymoja, Writer, Editor and Social Media Manager

email: [email protected]