As seen on Cheddar TV, TikTok, the Guardian, BBC and Netflix
I'm an actress and creator sharing my passion about Black representation in movies, tv shows and books. My mission is to encourage society to diversify their book shelves and watch lists whilst include Black representation of every type.
Having consumed so many Black books and movies, I have had the great fortune of participating in a variety of projects. I've been speaking about the importance of Black media but also the variety it show cases. I've tried different formats of delivering whether it's centred around a book or directly to the audience. I am passionate about these topics and I connect easily with my audience.
HAY FESTIVAL X BOOKTOK
I spoke at the world renowned Hay Festival which is dedicated to all things books and literature. I explained about my journey as a creator recommending Black books on TikTok and why it is important for me to focus on Black representation in literature.
FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
I spoke twice at Frankfurt Book fair where I was invited by Holtzbrink Berlin. I spoke at the Diversity in media panel and Amazing people shaping our world. In both instances, I focused on Black media and how companies can make sure to include authentic Black representation into the stories they produce whether on the big screen or on the page.
I had the opportunity to be part of a panel to discuss all things natural hair and how society creates unfair policy against it. I explained the representation of natural hair, braids and wigs in movies and books as well as how it made me feel. In addition, I also stressed on the importance of Black experienced hairstylists on film sets as it plays a major part in the industry.