I’m a millennial screenwriter and actress who has found many outlets to express my visions. I’m blessed to have come from a Jamaican mother and Ghanaian father who have supported my creative career from an early stage.
Black maternal and infant mortality rates in the United States are extremely alarming and I hope to help improve those statistics as a Black healthcare professional. One of the biggest challenges I have faced on my journey has been growing up as a Black woman attending predominantly white schools. From the ages of 13-18, I attended a pretty much all white elite New England boarding school.
… In the African community, mental health is not something that is looked at or even acknowledged. It is brushed under the rug or told to go and pray. The way I am working to overcome this (because I am still overcoming it in all honesty) is by standing firm in what I believe, and not letting the validation of others justify the work I do and who I am.
… Club promotions was a very fast-paced lifestyle for a young woman and I was a bit on the promiscuous side. I needed a lifestyle change so one of my mentors encouraged me to do something more safe. Wedding planning was the only thing I could think of at the time so I did it. It didn't last long as it was not my passion, but…
My go-to is that the acquisition of knowledge, is a catalyst of progress. The more you learn about things that are actually applicable to your life, the faster you’re able to get ahead and overcome your obstacles. The only way I have been able to keep up with MIZIZI’s growth is because of how much I’m constantly learning. Anytime we run into a roadblock, I read like hell to figure out what the solution may be.