We believe health is a human right. Therefore, social justice is at the core of our work. We use art to raise critical consciousness, build community, and mobilize individuals to promote health change.

Our projects and programs are intended to instigate discussion and bring about institutional changes. Our aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities.

We keep score by the number of women who are inspired to improve and protect their health.

Arts & Health:
We use photography, film, video, writing, and visual arts to spotlight health concerns of vulnerable women and girls in DC. Through programs, projects, and exhibitions, we promote arts in healing.

Social Justice:
Through our arts and health projects, we mobilize communities to promote health equity.


Andrene M. Taylor, Ph.D.

Andrene M. Taylor is the Founder and Director of ZuriWorks. She is a scholar, writer, activist, athlete, and three-time cancer survivor. Andrene uses her personal and academic background to conceptualize and produce projects. Andrene holds a doctorate from Howard University and teaches at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD.

Kea Taylor
Deputy Director

Kea Taylor is Deputy Director of ZuriWorks. Kea is a respected professional photographer. Her work has been featured in Slate, Essence, and Ebony. She runs her own studio, Imagine Photography and serves as the primary photographer for the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office.

Simon Kim
Development Manager
Simon Kim brings his wealth of business and art experience from running House Studio, one of the most successful, independent music studios in the Washington, DC area. Kim focuses on partnerships and capacity building.