As a young girl, I loved TV commercials.
The 1990s Norwegian Cruiseline, “It’s Different Out Here” commercials to be exact.
The images, and the music all spoke to me and I knew I wanted to create visuals that moved people.
However, being a woman of color, doing so proved to be a challenge—at first. You see, I always wanted to create a safe space for women and people of color to create amazing work for equally amazing clients. But early in my career, I didn’t see anyone who looked like me in those spaces. And finding a mentor didn’t happen until much later in my career.
But it finally happened.
Every single one of my projects (some award-winning mind you) has intentionally included storytellers of color.
What I had worked for and struggled to build was finally a reality.
So not only have I created a space for women and people of color to create beautiful work, but their names are attached to award-winning work. Not to mention having another IMDb credit.
I will continue to cultivate a place where women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ bodies can shine and grow and use their talents to tell stories that matter.