Patanisha Alia Williams
Raised in Oakland, CA, Patanisha Alia Williams is the co-founder of the creative enterprise Pata Ali Love Club. She is a cultural curator, photographer and beloved urban art fairy. Through the Love Club, Patanisha collaborates across business, art and government sectors to promote Love as a culture. Her programming is art based with an emphasis on cross-generational connection for individual and community healing. Born into a family of creatives, activists, entrepreneurs and village servants, she is the niece of both guitarman Leadbelly and civil activist/entrepreneur, Jake Simmons Jr. Patanisha knows her ancestry is a gift. She is most proud of her Media Production company, Alice Gee Productions, named after her Great Great Grandmother, an enslaved Woman who never had the chance to tell her story.