Awards & Press


  • 2018 Humber College Creative Writing Certificate
  • 2017 Amherst Writers & Artists Method Facilitator Certificate


  • 2018 Diaspora Dialogues Long-Form Mentorship Program Mentee
  • 2017 Black Women Film! Canada Leadership Program
  • 2017 CaribbeanTales CineFAM Short Film Challenge Winner for “Intersecting”
  • Winner of Neighbourhood Arts Network BMO Seeds Fund for Liquid Voice
  • 2014 ArtReach Youth Arts Pitch Contest winner for Black Like We: Troubleshooting the Black Youth Experience
  • 2014 Black Canadian Awards Role Model & Ambassador 
  • 2014 Certificate of Appreciation from Rathika Sitsabaisan, MP, Scarborough-Rouge River


  • Moderator, In Conversation with Canisia Lubrin and Francesca Ekwuyasi, Diaspora Dialogues TOK Symposium x Word on the Street Toronto
  • Featured in Toronto Foundation’s Vital Signs Report
  • Creative Consultant, Left of Centre, Nia Centre for the Arts
  • Member, The Writers’ Union of Canada
  • Jury Member, Ontario Arts Council – Artists in Communities and Schools Projects
  • Associate Member, League of Canadian Poets
  • Jury Member, Toronto Arts Council – Literary Arts Level Two
  • Top Ten Finalist for Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award
  • Jury Member, ArtWorks TO
  • Studio Y Finalist
  • 2013 Toronto Public Library Recommended Book List for Black History Month (Basodee)
  • 2013 Open Book Toronto Black History Month Recommended Book List (Basodee)
  • Selected as Passages Canada Speaker 


  • 2020 Writing the Imaginary, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • 2018 Firefly Creative Writing Writer in Residence
  • PEERS artist residency, Whippersnapper Gallery
  • InspiraTO Playwrights Academy (2014-2015)