“My aim is to broaden people’s scope of what Black looks like and sounds like. I often say that people will accept a Black person, obviously speaking English, a Black person speaking French, even a Black person even speaking Dutch, you know, Suriname and whatnot, and a Black person speaking Creole or Patois. They have a hard time accepting a Black person speaking Spanish. To this day.

Blackness has different languages, different textures, and my Black experience is not universal and that’s OK. There’s space for many different Black experiences.”