My biggest inspirations are creator/actors like Michaela Coel, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Donald Glover. And, obviously, my bestie for life, Issa Rae. These guys are masters at crafting a story and bringing it to life in the most authentic way possible.
My friends recently turned me onto comics/graphic novels like "Global Frequency," "Paper Girls," and "Chase." I'm a features juror this year for the Indian Film Festival in LA (IFFLA) so I've been watching some really cool independent films out of the motherland like "Village Rockstars," "Aaji," and "Ask the Sexpert." I'm alternating between the "Jesus Christ Superstar" soundtrack, '90s hip hop, and the new Cardi B.
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