"Experimental Bitch Hosts MAKIN WAVES Benefit for Arts Business Collaborative and EBP's 2020 Season

"EBP will host MAKIN WAVES in partnership with Arts Business Collaborative, a technical assistance and research organization committed to improving the quality of life of people of color through the arts and STEAM."

The Brown Girls Museum Blog: Two Brown Girls Blogging about Museums, American Studies and Washington D.C.

“There are 35,000 museums in America, but only 95 of them are dedicated to or celebrate black and brown individuals. Recently, I came across The Brown Girls Museum Blog, a museum that sheds light on two‚ you guessed it, brown girls’ appreciation and experiences in the museum industry. Ravon Ruffin and Amanda Figueroa built a museum community of people like them and are interested in museum minority experiences.”

These Two Women Are Making Sure Melanin Is Relevant In the Art World

"Desiring to overcome a chronic void of women of color in the artistic realm, Amanda Figueroa, 28, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Harvard University and and Ravon Ruffin, 27, a Social Engagement Producer at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), are revolutionizing how women of color artists and professionals are represented in the museum field with their organization and consulting agency, Brown Girls Museum Blog (BGMB)."

"These two women are building an African American history museum online"

"All you have to do is follow NMAAHC on its social media accounts, run by Lanae Spruce, the manager of social media and digital engagement, and Ravon Ruffin, a digital engagement specialist. Along with two interns, Spruce and Ruffin run the museum’s Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr accounts. Their posts about African American figures in history reach thousands of people across all platforms."

"Meet the 24 Rising Brand Stars Bringing a New Wave of Energy to Washington, D.C."

“As the museum’s digital presence has grown, so has Spruce’s team. Ravon Ruffin and Jessica Johnson both joined in the past two years as social engagement producers. Ruffin’s career is rooted in anthropology and a museum background, including co-founding the Brown Girls Museum Blog.”