Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, otherwise known as The Earth Warrior, is an organizer, educator, herbalist, and visual artist. Born in New York City to AfroDominican parents, her work is rooted in harnessing and documenting the collective power of community. Before joining the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) as the Director of Public Programs, Suhaly served as the Engagement & Education Manager at the public art nonprofit, Creative Time. She is the founder of the Afrofuturism book club, Black Magic and has worked in various capacities with organizations such as The Laundromat Project, Artspace, FOKUS, The Walls-Ortiz Gallery and The Brooklyn Children's Museum. In 2015, she was a panelist at ArtPrize7's "Reflecting the Times: Arts & Activism" alongside Dread Scott and Arts.Black. She is a 2016 alumna of CCCADI’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship and a graduate of Columbia University's Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute, "The Many Worlds of Black New York." Her photographic documents and writings have been published in La Galeria Magazine, United Nations’ International Museum of Women and Caribbean Vistas Journal. She has enjoyed solo exhibitions at NYU and La Casa Azul Bookstore. As of 2016, Suhaly is a Weeksville Ambassador and serves on the Advisory Boards to Black Girl Project and More Art. She earned her B.A. and MPA from NYU, where she was named one of “NYU’s 15 Most Influential Students.”
In 2017, Suhaly joined the Brooklyn Museum as a Community Organizer and is living and loving in Brooklyn with her wife and their daughter, Luna.