She holds a BA in Studio Art from Hunter College, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Art Administration at Baruch College. She has been writing poetry since the age of 12 and is a self-taught graphic designer; creating images for Tony Award winner BD Wong and Grammy Award winner Vernon Reid and has played a wide range of characters. From a 14 year old Mexican boy to a 70 year old southern matriarch fashioned after Orson Welles. Also, she has a 'blink and miss it' moment at the end of the Seinfeld episode, 'The Apology', where she is giving good face.
In 2007 Wendy was named the first Poet Laureate for Downtown Los Angeles Life Magazine, again earning the title in 2008. Her poem 'Los Angeles Monday' was published in Rayburn Publishing's poetic collection, Reflections. In 2009, her poem, Inner Peace, was part of the Valentine's Peace Project. Her first one-act play, Fluff and the Feather Boa, was produced at Pico Playhouse in West LA, and her first full length play, Screams of Midnight Silence, which highlights the statistic that one in every four women is a victim of a sexual crime, was showcased at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood. In 2020, Wendy's untitled short story about sisterhood, was selected and read for the 50in50 Series: Love in the Time of COVID at The Billie Holiday Theatre.
As of 2017 Wendy has become more focused on writing a series of choreopoems. The inaugural piece, 1st Sin, 2nd Class, 3rd World https://wendyarimah.com/1st-2nd-3rd which questions the traditional philosophy of women, was selected for the Hear Her Call Theatre Festival and the NY Summerfest in 2019. And I Conquer, is the second installment; it discusses the importance of mental health for women of color https://wendyarimah.com/and-i-conquer.
A member of BGDM (Brown Girls Doc Mafia), Wendy's film endeavors include projects that expose the black experience from different perspectives. She has served as producer on documentaries: Single Room Only: Homeless in Los Angeles, Hands to the Sky and Fierce Funny & Fly.
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