Karmenife Paulino is an artist, writer, and activist whose recent photography project, Reclamation, has gone viral. Karmenife was raised in Harlem, NYC and is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University. In 2015, Karmenife published a memoir entitled Sea Salt and Sandalwood through Wesleyan’s Gorilla Publishing Collective.
Karmenife currently lives in New York City and is working on a collection of short stories revolving around her experiences with online dating and an art project entitled Put Him In His Place, which combines her artwork with harassing messages she has received on online dating sites in an effort to reclaim space, power, and voice. Karmenife plans to continue creating and working to make more safe spaces for survivors of sexual assault, especially survivors of color.