I believe my role in the world is to bring visibility to the intersections of Black identity while honoring Black filmmakers who’ve come before me. My body alone is political, and my works challenge the monolithic viewpoint of Western filmmaking. I want my art to offer opportunities for BIPOC, queer, and female artists to intersect in dialogue and understand shared embodied experiences. Rather than centering my individualized goals, I always aim to focus on the goals of my community, my production crew, artists, and collaborators. It’s a call to action for people to remember and honor the stories of those forgotten and a reminder to the greater public of past Black American contributions to the arts.