Terry
Marshall

Founder/Strategy Architect

Terry Marshall has been involved in social justice movements for over 20  years and founded Intelligent Mischief in 2013. Born in Boston, his feet are firmly planted in Barbados where his family is from. Terry's work has spanned a range of intersecting creative and social justice endeavors including cultural organizing, creative production, curation, writing, cultural research, dance, event production, design, and political strategy.

Terry is interested in traveling and developing an international network of creatives that share a vision of transforming the world through communications and making their beliefs real. 

 Terry is superstar facilitator and brilliant cultural strategist. Prior to Intelligent Mischief he founded Streets is Watching and the Hip Hop Media Lab. He is an affiliate trainer and consultant for the Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS), a Beautiful Trouble trainer, co-founder of The BlackOut Collective and sits on the board for Center for Artistic Activism.

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AISHA SHILLINGFORD

STARGAZER/INNOVATION SPECIALIST

Chrislene
DeJean

Creative Organizer

Chrislene at Sweety's Radio show in Boston

Photo Credit: Jax Gil

Chrislene DeJean has been creating mischief since birth and continues to by hacking social justice issues at Intelligent Mischief. She is a Boston native born to two great Haitian parents. Smith graduate with a B.A. in government and dance minor, those two degrees reflect her passion for social movement and physical movement. She’s currently serving on several Boston local initiatives: Mattapan United Steering Committee, Mattapan Cultural Arts Development, and African Repertory Theater. She is also the Boston cultural agent for the US Department of Arts and Culture. She really loves to dance, if she hasn’t already mentioned it, especially afro-diasporic dances. Her dream is to do ethnographic dance research for an excuse to keep on dancing all day. Before Intelligent Mischief, she worked as an sexual health educator at a teen health center. This is where she began her practice of participatory art work on projects to communicate reproductive health issues. 

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Collique williams

Photo Credit: Fagnyole Chery

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Aisha Shillingford is an artist, trainer, facilitator and social change strategist who has been living in Boston since 1998. With over 15 years of community organizing and program development experience in Boston, Aisha dreams of a day when we all are living the truth that community is the answer to every problem and when we are truly prefiguring the community we wish to see in our every day practices as change makers.

She received her BA in Environmental Analysis and Policy in 2002 from Boston University, an MSW in Macro Practice with a focus on Children, Youth, and Families in 2009 from Boston College, and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in 2014 from Simmons College. Aisha gets her jollies building the cooperative movement and ending all oppression by working with the Boston Center for Community Ownership and palling around with the AORTA Collective. She is also an Associate at the Interaction Institute for Social Change. On an ordinary day she can be found riding her bike around the city, picking up trash for her found-object-art obsession, and sewing random articles of clothing and making functional objects. 

Her biggest art inspirations include: El Anatsui, Ai Wei Wei, Basquiat. She is obsessed with the role of mestizaje and creolization in fostering cultural shift and is trying to get free.

Collique Williams is a Geek, Musician, Anime Head, Schemer, Dreamer, with a flare for facilitation and strategy. He is one of IM's newest members and is all in. Collique is a Boston native who grew up in the youth social justice community. He is the former Lead Organizer at the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP) and has worked for years on different youth and community campaigns.  He has been a part of and a representative to several coalitions.