Irucka Ajani Embry
Irucka Ajani Embry is a creative & multi–faceted person. He is an Adjunct Professor (Tennessee State University College of Engineering), author, ecological activist (encompassing economic, environmental, and social justice), environmental engineer–in–training, freedom advocate, gardener and advocate of everyone eating, performing and visual artist (creative writing, Hip Hop musician, and photography), public speaker, questioner of Reality, and small business owner.
Irucka regards himself as a being, which he feels connects him more fully to all beings and not solely to other human beings. He credits this idea of connection rather than separation to the family (especially his father, Jim Embry) and friends that encompassed the village that helped to raise Irucka and his older siblings in Lexington, Kentucky. It is that springboard that allowed him to question Reality and make seen and unseen connections at an early age. Irucka continues to employ these skills in his professional life as an environmental engineer–in–training and business owner & in his personal life through the various creative & imaginative pathways that he cultivates. His main creative outlet, other than writing and music, is gardening. Irucka recognizes that the most healthy food will be grown in healthy and lively soil that is wetted by healthy water.
He shares these and many other ideas learned through experience or from interactions with others mostly through written expressions. Irucka has had his writing printed in the following publications: Health & Wellness magazine, Lexington Herald–Leader, The Key Newsjournal, University of Tennessee’s The Daily Beacon, Tennessee Independent Media Center (now defunct), English version of the Russian paper Pravda, and The Contributor. Most of Irucka’s written works can be read either in his first book, Balancing the Rift, or read online at True change begins from within... and EcoC2S Media.
In order to release more of his thoughts unfiltered he created Questioning the Universe Publishing (QUP), which is a publisher of bookmarks, books, electronic books (e–books), Hip Hop music, and postcards. Irucka also known as (AKA) the Questioner will have his first book, Balancing the Rift: ReCONNECTualizing the Pasenture, published in February 2014. The Hip Hop artist Vibration Kunvorted is dropping the first single, "Untitled: The Solution — You" off of the What Do U Feel? album in February 2015.