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"Feelings & Emotions"

Captures the Youthfulness of a

Young Women on the Edge of Adulthood


WHO:                 17-year-old Zoie Noelle (née Zoie Noelle Brogdon) an influencer, equestrian and artist

“Zoie Brogdon is a quintessential representation of our purpose, as her talents are exceptional and extensive. She is a singular figure of intersectional identity, in a space of historical exclusion. As a visual artist, Zoie combines her artistry with her commitment to realizing an equitable society. Her work reflects her voice, which echoes long-ignored sentiments of our community” -- Kyle Bowser, SVP of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.


WHAT:              In an artistic exploration of the poem, “Invictus,” by William Ernest Henley, Zoie Noelle presents her first solo art exhibit portraying the “Feeling and Emotions” of a young Black girl, forced into isolation for more than one year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this period of isolation and remote learning, Zoie Noelle  grappled with America’s racial reckoning, sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other people of color at the hands of the police. In these unnerving times, the teen found solace and peace through her art. “Feelings & Emotions” is presented by NAACP Hollywood Bureau Arts, Culture & Entertainment.

With a boldness and vulnerability, “Feelings & Emotions” by Zoie Noelle features:


·       15 sketches and paintings;

·       an original poem, titled “Melanin,” which originally aired on ABC, showcasing diverse voices; and

·       an original short film, “Say His Name: a Tribute to George Floyd.”

For a sneak peak of her poem “Melanin,” visit YouTube at

WHEN:           Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 12 to 5 p.m. | open for public viewing

                        Sunday, November 13, 2022 | 12 to 5 p.m. | open for public viewing


WHERE:        Galerie De’Ladouceur

                        213 S. LaBrea Ave.

                        Inglewood, Calif. 90301

                        (Located at LaBrea and Manchester avenues)          

PRESS CONTACT:       Wyllisa Bennett, publicist du jour | 310.266.9704 cell |

ABOUT ZOIE NOELLE (née Zoie Noelle Brogdon)


In addition to her artistic pursuits, Zoie Noelle is a champion equestrian in the English jumper arena. At 9, she began riding with the  Compton Jr. Posse -- now the Compton Jr. Equestrians --  a hobby that eventually catapulted her into a top-ranking equestrian.


Her major accomplishments include CHAMPION of the 2021 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Zone 10 Horse of the Year Award (1.10m division); INDIVIDUAL GOLD in the 2021 USHJA Zone 9 and 10 Team Jumper Championships (1.10m – 1.15m division); and RESERVE CHAMPION in the 2021 National Championships (1.10- 1.15m division).


Last year, she was featured in a Sports Illustrated article and video titled, “The Horse Girl,” and listed in the November 2021 issue of the Financial Times as “The 10 Need-to-Know Names of International Show Jumping.”


In 2019, Zoie Noelle appeared in Beyonce’s “Lemonade” video for the award-winning single, “Daddy’s Lessons.” Three years later, she appeared in the opening sequence of the 94th Academy Awards in recognition of Beyonce’s Oscar-nomination song,  “Be Alive,” the original song from the Oscar-nominated film, “King Richard.”


Zoie Noelle recently become a published writer, penning “I Do This Sport for What I Win Inside,” which appeared in the Spring 2022 U.S. Equestrian Magazine. In July 2022, Zoie Noelle was honored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. with the Finer Womanhood Rising Award for her equestrian accomplishments.


An only child, Zoie Noelle is the daughter of marketing executive Marc Brogdon and attorney, Tracy Burnette-Brogdon. She is thankful to have the generous support of Dr. Amos Ladouceur -- a neurologist and urgent care health practitioner, serving the needs of residents in Baldwin Hills, View Park, Leimert Park and surrounding areas – who has generously donated the space for the solo art exhibit.



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