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Waave Salon: Notes from Daughters

Editor: Katherine Chong

Poster Credits: Trista Zhong

Image Credits: courtesy of Waave Foundation

New York, NY – April 3rd, 2024 – Waave is overjoyed to present the salon session “Notes from Daughters,” a collaborative endeavor with the founder of WordShedNYC Leah Kogen-Elimeliah and her fellow community of artists: Ilka Scobie, Mehrnam Rastegari, Jane LeCroy, Secil Koman, Carol Man, Eteri Chkadua, Lea Lumiere, Nathalie Marti, Ronit Levin Delgado, and Adelita Hinojosa-Martin.

Image Credits: courtesy of Waave Foundation

As the Founder of WordShedNYC and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The City College of New York and CUNY John Jay College, Leah is also a poet and writer that delves into themes of identity and intergenerational trauma. She has performed her work during The NYC Poetry Festival and has been selected as a Public Humanities Fellow for the Zip Code Memory Project supported by Columbia, CCNY, NYU, Yale, and the Social Science & Humanities Research Council. Alongside frequent and cross-disciplinary collaborations in her own practice, at WordShedNYC, Leah joins dancers, musicians, performers, and other multimedia artists in a collective that uplifts and builds upon each others’ work. Embracing all individuals from unique cultural backgrounds, WordShedNYC attracts creatives across the dynamic landscape of New York City. With a similar mission, Waave Foundation strives to amplify underrepresented voices and promote gender equality with its exhibitions, outreach, and community-wide events.

Image Credits: courtesy of Waave Foundation

As a collaboration between the two parties, tonight’s programming includes a variety of music, dance, storytelling, poetry, and dialogue to honor daughterhood and its complexities between various backgrounds and cultures. Such touchingly personal performances comb through the intricate webs of identity, familial dynamics, and heritage—inviting audience members from all walks of life to reflect upon their own relations and experiences.

Waave Foundation's Mission

Our mission, deeply rooted in the fourth-wave feminism movement, is to facilitate and drive the transformation toward equality. Waave Foundation is more than an organization; it's a movement where art meets activism, tradition meets innovation, and silenced voices are heard and celebrated.

For more information or to collaborate with Waave, please contact and Trista Zhong at



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