Genel is a cultural strategist, artist and founder. Her work interrogates memory and the role that technology plays in preserving and sharing the narratives of Black women and girls. She is the founder of GOOD MIRRORS, a cultural institution committed to accurately reflecting Black women as whole and dignified beings. As part of this, Genel is building an interactive web-platform that leverages AI to surface more accurate stories and depictions of Black women and girls online. She is a recipient of the Mozilla Creative Media Award in support of this endeavor. Genel is a member of New Inc, the New Museum’s incubator program for professionals working at the intersection of art, technology and design. A graduate of The New School, Genel received her MFA in Creative Writing, Nonfiction. She has a dual bachelors in Journalism and Sociology from New York University. Genel’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ESSENCE, Ebony, Afrotech and Black Enterprise, among others.