Mahkia Greene is a Columbia-based digital storyteller and teaching artist with a degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina (USC). Since graduating USC, Mahkia has not only been creating and experimenting with different forms of media through freelance work and personal projects, but teaching Media literacy and Video Production for over 5 years- running a collection of afterschool, in-school, and field trip programs as well as guest speaking at various venues around the country including guest facilitating at the 2018 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL.
Mahkia's work often explores the intersection of media and identity in order to encourage subversive art. Some of her past programs such as 'TakeBreakMake'- an afterschool media program dedicated to LGBTQIA+ Youth and 'Lower Richland storyLab- an in-school film program focused on aiding students to explore their rural community- are just a few examples of the mingling of art and culture Mahkia helps others to interrogate. As a Black-queer-southern artist, herself, Mahkia strives to help marginalized communities retake the means of telling their own stories.