Tell us about your journey into tech?
My first string of code was when I decided to make my first div overlay for MySpace. Seeing how easy it was to transform digital space with a few lines of code amazed me. That’s what made me want to be a digital creative and developer.
How do you feel you have made a difference in what you do?
I have taken up space that needed to be filled. From speaking up and insisting diversity in major brand campaigns, to sprinkling black girl magic behind the scenes of some of Americas largest companies. My impact may be quiet, but it is very much seen.
What would you say is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement would be finally starting my own studio with another BIPOC woman. Being able to not just be the women we hoped to see, but to become those women and carry out the responsibility of making sure girls like us have opportunities we didn’t…it really takes the cake.
How do you think people can go about making a difference, in regards to spreading awareness of Black Women in tech?
Making a difference means moving differently. Do the things you look up to other people for doing. Be the person you wish you saw more of. Become the woman you would want a past you to look up to. I had to move differently to be the woman I am becoming today. I had to make changes and take responsibility for how I presented myself in order to carry out and make the changes I felt were important. We all have our own missions, our own reasons, and our own perspective of what making a difference means, but we each have the same 24 hours a day 365 day a year to make it happen. To quote the great Beyonce Knowles, “We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
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