IONE is a multi-disciplinary performer and author. Publications include her memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, and Listening in Dreams! She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, Io and Her and the Trouble with Him, The Lunar Opera; Deep Listening For Tunes, with composer Pauline Oliveros. The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera. premiered in 2017 Pocket Version presented at Lincoln Center in 2020. IONE is former Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. and Founding Director of the Ministry of Maåt, a not- for- profit organization emphasizing women’s spiritual and educational wellbeing. IONE facilitates retreats internationally. (