Treasure Brooks is a multidisciplinary artist, cultural critic and strategist. She is co-founder and former Multimedia Editor of The Meteor, a media company launched under the direction of former editor-in-chief Glamour and Self, Cindi Leive. Treasure has directed, edited and been featured in pieces for publications such as Teen Vogue, Audible, TED, Harper’s Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, Essence, among others. As a strategist, she has overseen internal research and international marketing campaigns for Meta, Spotify, Turner, and PBS.
As a student activist at Middlebury College, Treasure led a nationwide initiative to decolonize curricula in higher education and expand resources and protections for low-income and first-generation college students. After transferring to Harvard in 2019, she graduated into her work as an abolitionist organizer, sending care packages and commissary funding to incarcerated LGBTQ members across New York state. In the summer of 2020, she was photographed by The New York Times while leading a demonstration following the death of George Floyd. Just prior to forging her path in media, Treasure was a law clerk for the Baltimore City Public Defender’s office and a legal intern with the Shepard Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
In 2022 Treasure graduated with highest honors from Harvard University with a degree in Art, Film and Visual Studies. Her multimedia thesis exhibition “Sleep Under Ladders” garnered widespread accolades from the university, earning her the Council Prize for Visual Arts from Harvard’s Council of The Arts, the Rudolf Arnheim Prize for Excellence in Visual Arts with Integrated Scholarly Research and the David McCord Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. In 2023 @Instagram featured Treasure as one of their six inaugural “Futuremakers” for her work as an avant-garde artist; her practice including dance, writing, sculpture, film and social experimentation. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics of race, class, gender, environmentalism, and spirituality. In May, she will be 25 years old.