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Interviews & Press


"Understand that failure is a natural part of the journey. It took me a while to grasp that it’s okay to fail. I used to feel down for days or avoid starting projects altogether out of fear of failure. Then I realized that failure is an opportunity for self-improvement. It’s a chance to learn and grow."


"The actors, many of them using a Jamaican patois, are refreshingly unique, revealing aspects of immigrant lives that many theatergoers will not be familiar with."


"My greatest struggle was learning to slow down and comprehend what my true purpose was, then selecting projects that would lead me to my ultimate goal. My advice to aspiring creatives is to understand your dream and vision and focus entirely on that. Block out as many distractions as possible and do not take on more than you can handle at once."


Collective 5 Entertainment partner Jeff Rivera has announced the launch of The Showrunner Mentorship Academy, a program to offer guidance and hands-on experience for aspiring showrunners. 


"I like making people smile. I know how hard it is when you feel like you are alone and you have no one to lend a hand. I would hate to see that happen to another child."


 "My advice for those overwhelming times, especially to my fellow women who often find themselves juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, is to remember that in a world where we often strive for perfection, don’t forget that sometimes, it’s the Lego minefields and crayon-covered walls that make the best stories. Embrace the chaos, find the humor, and keep moving forward."


"I’ve always aimed to share the stories of black women, narrated by black women themselves... Society doesn’t always want to tell a full story, and I’m here to make sure our voices break through and give the complete picture."

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"I just want to give that little girl that I don’t know the same emotional impact that I received... That is true inspiration. That is true motivation."


“We are a bunch of beautiful women that happened to have served in uniform but we didn’t get judged on beauty,” she said. “I stood on stage as a finalist with 25 amazing women who were grandmothers, some of them were actually pregnant, they were moms, they had battle scars literally, and we have all these ranges of talents.”

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