In 2017, I took a vow to be more authentic on social media. So, I've embarked on a journey that involves telling the truth about my imperfect life. Although I am a self-taught filmmaker, writer, and spoken word artist, I'm still a college student who's trying to figure out who I am, where I'm going, and how I'll get there. And none of those are easy tasks, especially in a world that is overwhelmingly saturated with news of violence, anger, and overall hopelessness. My blog is a testimony of how I'm learning to navigate through these intricacies.
I am a documentarian, Youtuber, blogger, student, and activist. As an activist, I use my many talents, including public speaking, film, and the written word, to bring attention to the intersections of race, gender, and social class in the United States. I also use digital media as a medium to spread my message of social justice and equity through videography and graphic design.
I run a blog that focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and social class in pop culture and politics. In 2018, my YouTube video, Unbraid with Me: Is Hair Political? was featured on Brut Media and Refinery29. Later that year, my blog post, Don't Tell Me to Smile: A Commentary on Harassment in the Service Industry was adapted into a TEDx talk for TEDxTarrytown. With a concentration in entrepreneurship, I am a social entrepreneur in the making.
I am also an accomplished public speaker. Since high school, I have won many awards for speaking on racism within the United States framework. I have served as a keynote speaker, spoken on the radio, performed spoken words, and led a multitude of workshops.