Constance Collier-Mercado

Constance Colllier-Mercado


[Cultural Organizing Manager]

Constance Collier-Mercado (e/she/her) is an experimental writer, artist, and womanist culture worker committed to Black language and collective memory. Born in Chicago and raised in the Bronx, her political home resides in the space between family connections tied to Atlanta, GA; Bolivar County, MS; and Beaufort County/Gastonia, AfroCarolina¹.As founder of The CultSTATUS Arts Haven and the Hoo-Doula/Voo-Doula pop-up book club, she is consumed by ideas of global Blackness as polyamorous Church and what it means to invest in the power of an irreverent blk gender-infinite. Constance is excited to join Alternate ROOTS as the new Cultural Organizing Team Manager.¹see: Michelle Lanier.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.