Feature Video

Destinee is a serial entrepreneur, and owner of Destinee Marketing, LLC, a social media marketing and consulting business that aims to empower local businesses through content creation and social media strategy. As an artist and social justice advocate, Destinee created the Solidarity Cards Project, a participatory project that aims to amplify the voices of those affected by the Trump administration. Her previous projects have centered on Black stories, sex worker rights, entrepreneurship and equity.

Destinee Wright is a Virginia native and graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Wright’s work centers on marginalized voices, empowering local businesses and building community with fellow entrepreneurs, her clients and local professionals. She is the owner and operator of two businesses in Charlottesville. Destinee Marketing, LLC (2018), creates social media strategies that connect small businesses with their communities with personable content that reveals the humans behind the brand. Her second business, Luxie Hair Services (2012), provides mobile hair styling services to clients across Virginia.

In 2018, Destinee created an open-source, open-use index of local Black-owned businesses that has been tapped by the City of Charlottesville as an official resource for marketing, practical business information, and greater awareness of the Black-owned businesses that make Charlottesville thrive. This index, and her brand, are hubs of connectivity and exchange. She's created workshops for City-wide artistic and educational outreach, presented for UVA undergraduate classes, and has collaborated with various businesses and nonprofit programs. Her archival work with her Solidarity Cards Project has made local headlines and inroads in public and collaborative art.