“If you’re going through hell, keep going” and “comparison is the thief of joy” are some of the very empowering words from Ayeesha Ash in today's episode. Ayeesha is a proud Maori Grenadian woman, co-founder of her creative arts company Black Birds & has worked professionally as an actor for over 7 years!
In our chat, Ayeesha shares how the capabilities as women of colour are often denied access to certain spaces to thrive in the same spheres as white people. Ayeesha responded to this lack of representation and gave other women of colour the opportunity to take control over their narratives by starting her own company, Black Birds. Throughout this ep, Ayeesha speaks about her passion for the arts industry and breaks down topics of tokenism, cultural appropriation and how we can all play a part in ensuring that Black Lives Matter isn’t just a hashtag trending on social media.
I’m forever grateful for Ayeesha’s time and energy in breaking down these topics that have always been there, but have risen to the surface lately. Next steps? Let’s continue to educate ourselves and put in the work. I highly recommend you listen to Ayeesha’s podcast called ‘No Offence, But’, which you can find here 💞
You can also find Ayeesha on Instagram here and her company Black Birds here.
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