She | Her | Hers

"A fierce and inspiring badass."

- Niketa Brar, executive director

Chicago United for Equity


Tiffanie (Tiff) Beatty is director of programming at Chicago Humanities Festival. She is a volunteer organizer with Envisioning Equity, a 2019 Chicago United for Equity Fellow, and recipient of a 2019 Field Foundation Field Leader Award. Also known as the Pyro Poet, Tiff Beatty writes poetry, performs spoken word, and produces and host events. She founded Chicago’s only bonfire cypher, Art Is Bonfire in 2011, which gathers every last Sunday in the summer (June thru September) at Promontory Point Park in Chicago.Tiff Beatty is a founding member of The People's Church, and featured in Thank the Lorde (2018) and The People's Church of the G.H.E.T.T.O (2019).

Chicago's Only Bonfire Cypher 

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"A brilliant, emotive, inclusive,

deep thinker and communicator."


   - Tonika Johnson

photographer & activist