Meet the Team
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
NICOLE “COKE” JUNIOR
Born in Brooklyn, Coke is a storyteller who enjoys putting pen-to-paper to capture the sacred and savage experiences of around-the-block black girls. Her work has been featured in Rigorous Magazine, For Harriet and The Feminist Wire, and has received support from Sundress Academy for the Arts, the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival, The Hurston/Wright Foundation, The Black Film & TV Collective, African Voices, amongst others. She is a black, Queer and poverty-born Womynxst, felon and former trial attorney.
A director and film producer, Coke directed and produced the documentary, Boundless: A Celebration of Black Women, as well as produced the web series, This. That. & the Third.
Coke holds a BA from Smith College, an MST from Pace University and a JD from Temple University.
"When MDot asked me to jump on Team TWS, I had no choice but to say 'yes!'" To me, The Weekend Soiree is about healing. Healing within our community and within ourselves. For us Queer womxn, healing is nothing short of revolutionary. Something I just had to give my spirit to." - Coke
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
RENEE “COLLINS” ERVIN
A creative both at heart and in practice, Collins finds joy in all forms of art whether it’s performing arts, visual art, spoken word, or anything in between. She is equally, if not more, passionate about music and hopes to one day meld these passions into a business of her own. When she’s not daydreaming about future business ventures, Collins spends her days as a consultant with Deloitte specializing in customer experience strategy and design. Prior to joining Deloitte, Collins handled a wide range of digital, social and traditional marketing strategy engagements helping businesses create meaningful connections with consumers. In between that time, she earned degrees from the University of Florida (BS) and Duke University (MBA) and bleeds blue for both her alma maters, especially during football and basketball season!
“I got involved with TWS because I love the mission, and believe something like this is long overdue. Having been in some of the places and spaces that I’ve been in, I can’t agree more that TWS provides a rare and special opportunity for Queer womxn to fellowship and celebrate with and get to know some of the amazing womxn in our community who we might not otherwise cross paths.” - Collins.