Aitina Fareed-Cooke initially pursued creative expression in words, and later photography and music, as a means to address the trauma of her early life. She has since become an accomplished Christian hip-hop artist (under the name A.I. The Anomaly) and award-winning photographer and has established her own photography and film company, Get Fokus’d Productions. As a coordinator and educator with various local nonprofit organizations, she has dedicated herself to helping young people claim the power to rewrite their own stories.
Fareed-Cooke’s original work has been featured at CEPA Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, and Blue Plate Studio.