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[name:] Brittany Linus.

[profession:] Black Digital Griot & Designer.

[languages:] Asụsụ Igbo, English, 中文.

[pitch:] Dare to dream and dream in color.

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Brittany Linus at Stanford University Brittany Linus graduating with her highschool diploma and associate's degree simultaneously Brittany Linus' parents'

[major:] African and African American Studies in the Creative Honors Program.

[minor:] Digital Humanities, Reimagining Technofutures.

[notation:] Cultural Rhetorics.

[thesis:] From Pixels to Pleasure: How Black Modding is Pleasure Activism.

[impact:] As an undergraduate at Stanford University, I crafted a courseplan that allowed me to explore Black interactions with and contributions to digital technology and ecosystems. My explorations always start with examining Black rhetorics, where every method of digital expression carries the potentiality of declaring, affirming, and protecting one's Blackness from erasure. The culmination of these explorations is my thesis: a creative honors capstone analyzing and presenting Black video-gameplay as activism.


[degrees:] Highschool Diploma & Associate's Degree in General Studies.

[fun fact:] Simultaneously earned my Associate’s degree and high school diploma from Prince George’s Community College and the Academy of Health Sciences—the first middle college in the state of Maryland.


[cultural upbringing:] As the daughter of Nigerian immigrants, my earliest memories are colored by the ancestory my parents would tell me. This ancestory is a culmination of all the ancestral origin stories my parents' connected to their own lives and eventually ended them at the start of mine. These stories are answers to the questions I ask about the world surrounding me, helping understand my positionality as a Black woman indigenous to Igboland.

[Igbo cosmology:] My father is a cultural custodian, always eager to share his knowledge about Igbo cosmology to those who would listen. When I ask him why he is so keen on sharing his knowledge about Igbo culture, my father would simply recite Maya Angelou: "Only by knowing where you have been do you know where you are going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place."

My father is a man of the moment. Believing in presentness as one of the greatest gifts to be given in life, he dedicates his time towards practicing Igbo cosmology even when he immigrated to America. He even invites others to join him. My father embraces change, provided it remains anchored in the timeless values of what it truly means to be Igbo——not merely in appearance. This ensures that Igbo cosmology remains intact amidst the evolving landscape of the world. This is why he was given a chieftaincy title.


some of my favorite shows to watch

My Hero Academia Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Transformers Sailor Moon My Little Pony Powerpuff Girls Voltron Zelda Steven's Universe Cuphead Lilo & Stitch Invader Zim

[heritage:] From left to right, these flags represent Biafra, Black America, and Nigeria. Biafra——as a secessionist state representing Igbo desires for sovereignity even in name——embodies my commitment to self-determination. Being socialized and raised in Black America, I am inspired by Black artistry to live my truth as a dialogue between myself, my community, and the world. Lastly, Nigeria tethers my ancestory to the land I stand on, rooting me to a set of principles, values, and experiences.

The of Igboland–—Biafra. The flag of Black American heritage. The flag of Nigeria.

a few avatars whose outfits capture my aesthetics

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