Camille is from Brooklyn, New York. She was a college student living in Brooklyn at the time of her interview, and was spending her days “either working, going to school, or sleeping.”
Tobi is from Lagos, Nigeria. At the time of her interview, she was living outside of London, England, and had recently launched The Book Banque, a social enterprise focused on promoting literacy in Nigeria.
The only thing more incredible than the story of these women is the fact that our recent history can be as effectively hidden as our ancient history.
Patrick was born in Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was living in Alaska and serving as a member of the U.S. Air Force at the time of his interview. He spent his days “waking up at five o’clock in the morning, going to work at two jobs, coming home…”
Shanai is from Brooklyn, New York, where she was living at the time of her interview. Her days were spent “working as a manager at a medical practice.”
Salihah is from New York City, and was a graduate school student living in the Bronx at the time of her interview. Her days were spent “[at] school and work…that’s pretty much how I’ve been spending my time as of late.”
Quaneesha – better known to friends and fans as Mimi – is an NYC-based actor who is a member of the quartet of young Black women at the center of the new movie trilogy, She EVIL.
“Gotta find my way back, way back / to you, to us, to love” What we’re listening to this week…
Silver is from Brooklyn, New York. He had recently graduated from college at the time of his interview, and was living in Brooklyn as an animator and illustrator. His days were spent, “at this point…I spend most of the time just trying to find work, like I think most recent grads are.”
There were several lines from Birth of A Nation that struck me as particularly poignant given the current social / political climate in our country: