Consultant | Speaker | Developer


About me.

Hi, I'm Bakari - a consultant, speaker, web developer, and event producer based in Baltimore, Maryland. I especially love working with those that have traditionally been marginalized including Black, women, and LGBTQ communities.

In March 2018 I launched a new event series called for Black women who love Black women. You can learn more about Her Sweet Release here. You can also send me an email if you'd like to book my consulting, speaking, or development services

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Web Development Fellowship
Code for Progress, 2015

Master of Business Administration
Loyola University, 2011

Bachelor of Arts
African American Studies
Temple University, 2007


I help individuals and small business owners leverage their resources effectiely so that they can save their most precious resources - time and money.

Some of the services I offer include:

  • Business model development
  • Business plan development
  • Market Research
  • Idea-mapping
  • Strategy development

Public Speaking

As a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ advocate, I am uniquely experienced to speak on various aspects of intersectional identities. For more than 7 years I've work to connect marginalized communities.

I’m available to speak at the following:

  • Conferences
  • Guest lectures
  • Guided discussions
  • Business seminars
  • Leadership trainings
  • Workshops & Panels

Web Dev +

I build websites that look great on cellphones, tablets, & laptops. Are you working on a project that needs a splash page or simple website? Yes? Let's connect!

Some of the services I offer include:

  • Website development
  • Business card design
  • Flyer design
  • Website hosting assistance

Do you need a SPEAKER?

Learn more about my services

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As a Black, masculine queer woman I understand the responsibility and privilege I have in educating my community, allies, and adversaries about the nuanced experiences of Black queer people. One of the ways that privilege manifests is facilitating open and honest dialogues about topics that are often swept under the rug. I'm blessed that guiding these types of dialogues is one of the greatest rewards I get from the work I do!

That said, let me create an unforgettable experience for your class, organization or team! Check out the list of potential topics below and let's discuss how I can inspire your students, colleagues or peers to lead with more compassionate, intentional, and impactful work.

I’m available to speak on the following topics:

  • Community building
  • Gender Identity & sexuality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leveraging resources
  • Mental health
  • I’m also happy to set up a time to discuss your unique needs.


Some of the websites I've created.

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Clean & Minimalistic Design

Her Sweet Release is an upscale event series for Black women who love Black women.

Project Inspiration: Luxury, beauty

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Website Design

One of my favorite projects so far-- The River Oshun is one THE best things about Baltimore! It's a natural hair salon owned by a Black woman that comes complete with glorious styles, great customer service and incredible art!

Project Inspiration: The African diaspora, ankara, bold colors

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Black Owned Baltimore is the future home of a directory of Black owned businesses in and around Baltimore.

Project Inspiration: Minimalism

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Website Design

In late 2015 I got the bright idea that I wanted to read every book by Toni Morrison. So, I did what anyone with such a lofty goal would do-- emailed some friends and invited them to come along on the journey with me! We're in our 3rd year now and absolutely love reading the works by Black women!

Project Inspiration: Toni Morrison, travel

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Clean & Minimalistic Design

Good Quemistry is the parent company of a few of my bright ideas. If you hadn't guessed, all of those ideas are connected to bettering the lives of Black LGBTQ people.

Project Inspiration: Science, linear thinking


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