Zarinah Lomax born and raised in Philadelphia, PA is an Award-Winning Talk Show Host, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur and Communal Activist. Through her story as a rape survivor, losing a father to the prison systemat 17, and lost of a family member to gun violence she created her award winning tv show in 2015 (currently called The Zarinah Lomax Show) nominated for episodes interviewing mothers who lost their children to violence while helping many heal who have suffered from rape, abuse, rejection and more.
Additionally in March of 2018, Dominique Ogelsby was gunned down on 52nd market that shifted her entire approach to life. She made a promise to Dominique’s mother, her dear friend Danielle, that she would never let Dominique’s name die. With that Zarinah created The Apologues.
The Apologues is a fashion and art exhibit that tells. the stories of slain victims and survivors through fashion, music and art. From 2018 the exhibit scaled from 15 families in the first exhibit to over 70 families in the next. The Apologues is now being created into a healing center incorporating art therapy and mental health resources alongside an interactive art museum. Zarinah has successfully told the stories of over 300 victims and survivors , helped thousands receive mental health resources and therapy and built rapport within the community through her efforts to the effects of trauma impacting her community.
Her most recent work has attracted local and national attention around her art exhibit “We Are Here” Stories of Expressions and Healing located at City Hall. She also has an exhibit inside of Malcolm Kenyatt’s office, an weekly art therapy for at-risk youth ages 12-21 and a traveling art exhibit expanding to both Chicago and Maryland.
Zarinah has been seen on Fox 29, KYW Radio, South Philly Review, The Inquirer, WHYY, The Q Show, Good Day Philadelphia, Revive Radio, WURD Radio, Phillycam, Urban One and More. She has received a great deal of communal and media awards from Phillycam, Mothers in Charge, The City and more