Awards & Press

CERTIFICATES

  • 2021 University of Toronto School for Continuing Studies Creative Writing Certificate
  • 2018 Humber College Creative Writing Certificate
  • 2017 Amherst Writers & Artists Method Facilitator Certificate

AWARDS

  • 2020 CBC/Radio-Canada and Canada Council for the Arts Creation Accelerator, Phase Two
  • 2020 TD-Diaspora Dialogues Black Playwrights Mentoring Program Mentee
  • 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

HONOURS

  • Featured by Toronto Foundation, “Writing for Women of Colour”
  • Literary Salon with Fiona Raye Clarke and Zalika Reid-Benta, Diaspora Dialogues and TD Bank
  • Editorial Board Member, Canthius
  • Living In The Skin I Am In Reel, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, The Gathering
  • Interviewer, Deconstructing Racism: Desmond Cole & Grada Kilomba, Toronto International Festival of Authors
  • Interviewer, Far From Home: Kaie Kellough & Souvankham Thammavongsa, Toronto International Festival of Authors
  • Moderator, In Conversation with Canisia Lubrin and Francesca Ekwuyasi, Diaspora Dialogues TOK Symposium x Word on the Street Toronto
  • 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 

RESIDENCIES

  • 2021 Mentor in Residence, Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • 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)

PRESS