Amina Blackwood Meeks – Jamaica

About Amina: Educator, Development Worker, Award-winning Writer, Actress, Storyteller, dedicated to demonstrating the value of storytelling as a rehumanizing project. Founder/Artistic Director, Ntukuma, The Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica, producers of the annual storytelling conference and festival Ananse SoundSplash. Performer and workshop facilitator at storytelling festivals, confernces and a host of speaking engagements across the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and North America. Her stories cover a range of issues affecting gender, the environment, children and the direction of human development. PhD, Cultural Studies. Thesis, The Oral Tradition: Displacement, Adjustment, Replacement – Storytelling as a Tool for Wholistic Development.