I founded the network Black Wimmin Artists, a national collective of over 250 Black women and gender non-conforming artists and arts workers.
Working as an artist and being able to be a role model and example to emerging artists that it is possible to work creatively and that the ideas we produce are important and help us understand the world differently.
Curating Three-Thirty, a multi-site public art exhibition that presented artwork on the facade of Pearson Collegiate, University of Toronto Scarborough campus and the exterior of the Malvern Public Library. It was the first time a multi-site outdoor exhibition was mounted in the community of Malvern.
1. Establishing two charities dedicated to supporting and developing the welfare of girls and women by providing avenues for further education and fostering self-sufficiency.
2. Establishing the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Bursary in Divinity Studies with the University of Toronto. This prestigious award is a tribute to Archbishop Tutu (Hon. LLD 2000) and his profound impact on spiritual and human rights leadership in Canada and globally.
The bursary aims to empower promising young humanitarians at the University.
3. Leading a delegation and creating a program supporting forensic testing for sexual abuse victims. The program addresses and combats violence against women, providing essential support and resources to survivors. Collaborators include the Centre for Research in Women’s Health, Sunnybrook Hospital, and Women’s College Health Centre.
Starting My Speaking Career as A Teenage Mother, Mentoring over 300 young women, Mentoring My Fellow Survivors To Become Revolutionary Speakers.
Family: I have two sons Andrew and Matt Wellington. Two granddaughter Telisse and Taija and one grandson Braylan. They are caring kind and respectful. funder and President of Windsor Women Supporting Women. Helping young Black girls in need and support.
Helping Women and Families, and meals for Refugees.
Becoming the first Black Female Principal of The Dismantling AntiBlack Racism Strategy in YRDSB, Being a Co-Lead of Black Excellence Program. Becoming a homeowner, Being a loving friend, sister and daughter
Becoming a mother to my beautiful son. In addition, being a community mother through my dance students. Finally, to have the gift of creating safe and transformative spaces for individuals ( specifically women and girls) to to connect deeply with themselves and use artistic expression as a healing modality
My top three major accomplishments have been 1. My self-financed training as a classical soprano of world-class status. 2. The founding Artistic Director of the charitable organization, No Strings Theatre which has impacted many emerging artists. 3. My Master’s Degree in Community Music and Narrative Research Capstone on using music to build cultural bridges.
My three major accomplishment are
• Founder of The Black History Heritage Society 2018
• Founder of Mozia Women’s Network Society
• Executed MDC Marcus Garvey Entertainment Centre for Youth, Jamaica WI Sep 2007
1. My children are my greated accomplishment; 2. My work: Ability to support and increase equality-seeking NGOs working to address issues that affect women and girls across Canada (Gender-based violence, Leadership empowerment, etc.); 3. Going back school as an adult and was able to complete my degree
As President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, I share Black history through social media, traditional media, presentations, publications, and curriculum resources. I co-executive produced an award-winning documentary, The North Was Our Canaan. I co-founded Black Women of Forward Action, co-hosting a weekly safe space for Black women.
1.Different Faces Model and Talent Agency. 2).Operating The Exhibitor Support Centre 3).Became a heart transplant recipient
My most important accomplishment is raising a kind, conscious emotionally intelligent daughter. Teaching in Ghana. Helming the makeup dept of the iconic Canadian TV show Degrassi for 15 seasons.
Becoming a professor; winning a medal at the world championships; starting ANANSI School for the Performing Arts
1. Raising three wonderful daughters who are making a positive contributions in Canada and South Africa.
2. Being able to realize my childhood dream of sharing my musical gift with audiences beyond my humble beginnings in Soweto, South Africa.
3. Taking care of my mother until she passed.
My major accomplishments include being the second person to be appointed as Torontos Photo Laureate (2019-2023), being recognized as the top graduate in my MFA class with the Ryerson Gold Medal for the Faculty of Communication + Design, and caring for my mother through her 14-year journey with pancreatic cancer.
My three most significant accomplishments include making an impact on three public art museums across Canada by contributing to their potential for broader relevance; supporting the work and career development of a diversity of artists; and learning how to be a leader who can guide teams with empathy and kindness.
-My marriage and three amazing children-Having had a positive impact on healthcare over the last 20 years -Being a positive role model to young Black girls.
I received the Deeds Speak Award from York Regional Police, opened for Mrs. Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the former GG of Canada, and being the proponent in the Enslavement of Africans in Canada being named a historic significant Canadian event.
My top three accomplishments are the launch of ref, and AfroQueer- and the ability to ground my practice with community work that centers and drives Black cultural production and gathering, graduating from OCAD with my MFA, and the opening of Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots at the Museum of Anthropology UBC.
i) One of the few Black women producers in film, television and performing arts in Canada ii) Independently create, write and produce the first Black a cappella large scale Opera in Canada which is set to tour in South Africa 2024 iii) Building a nation as a mother of two beautiful children and mothering a generation to create, My hwrite and produce works that represent the Africa Diaspora in our own way.
Being a mother who was a student and not a student who was a mother, she balanced being a single parent and community activism always.
1. Becoming a mother – the most taxing yet rewarding experience in my life 2. Working within the Black Community – I have had the opportunity to help create change and continue legacy work of others 3. Pursuing educational goals – I was thrown many curve balls, and still achieved, through Christ and family support.
My top 3 major accomplishments are:
1. Being a mother to my children and other children in our communities.
2. Being able to support community members to support themselves through emancipatory
healing and resistance centred processes.
3. Being grounded in Black feminist, Critical Pan-African, intersectional, anti-oppression work. Dedication to Black wellness and healing, even when it was not ‘popular’ or profitable.
1. Producer and Chair of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir Annual Tribute concert to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also acknowledging the contributions of ANS individuals and groups from 2008 to 2020. The concert shone a light on the untold stories of African Nova Scotians such as Midwives, Silvia Hamilton, Carrie and Calvert Best. I created the annual “”Towards the elimination of Racism concert series held in acknowledgement of the international day to eliminate racism 2008 to 2019.
2. As volunteer Chair of the Parent Teacher Organization of Nelson Whynder Elementary School and working as the Community Recreation Coordinator in North Preston. I created the Summer Brain Power Program to support students in grade 4,5,6 moving from a primarily segregated school in North Preston outside community. The program runs with the sponsorship of the Department of Education, African Canadian Services Branch across Nova Scotia. Presently as the summer Scholars grant program.
3. In 2019, As volunteer Chair of the North Preston Day Care Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration and Renovation committee, I planned the Anniversary Gala Celebration held in May of 2022. The Daycare Centre was the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada employing ANS Moms within the community of North Preston. I was successful in securing over $160,000.00 towards the 50th Anniversary project for renovation, board and staff development, and accessibility. The board has been successful in acquiring additional municipal land in community to expand the daycare program to develop a family resource centre.
1) Raised $5 Million to build Dr. Rozs Healing Place, Centre for abused Women and Children; 2) I established Womens Lives Matter 2 in the Caribbean, 3) I was appointed to the Task Force on Sexual Abuse of Patients by Health Professionals commissioned by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.