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Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, anti-racist, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, visionary organizing and digital justice work. Petty is the founder of Petty Propolis, a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects. She utilizes the various components of Petty Propolis to encourage creativity, re-spirit new and emerging artists of all ages, and nurture visionary potential through art, activism, facilitation and social justice organizing.
Petty is the author of Introducing Honeycomb, Coming Out My Box, and the Petty Propolis Reader: My Personal and Political Evolution. She is also a member and contributing writer to the Riverwise Magazine Collective and contributing blogger for Eclectablog.
She is a past recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, the Woman of Substance Award, the Women Creating Caring Communities Award, the Detroit Awesome Award, the Black Law Student Association's Justice Honoree Award, and was recognized as one of Who’s Who in Black Detroit in 2013 and 2015. Petty is a board member of the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, a Data Justice Community Researcher for the Detroit Community Technology Project, a Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL) Fellow, a member of the The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and co-founder of the Our Data Bodies Project (ODB).
In addition to Petty’s social justice and community organizing work, she performs and presents across the globe. She has appeared on several television and radio programs, including Detroit Performs on PBS, Tavis Smiley and Stateside, and her work and writings have been featured in numerous publications.
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