Faridah Gbadamosi describes herself as a Black Woman Geek, each term central to her identity. She is a writer, producer, and filmmaker, originally from New York, who is a very proud alum from the University of Pennsylvania. Faridah’s long-term goal is to build her own film festival that focuses on low budget filmmaking that highlights emerging voices from marginalized communities. For now she is content hopping from festival to festival, working at as many she can while also working as a freelance writer. Faridah is also an avid traveler whose travel experiences have shaped how she approaches interactions in her chosen field of media. She has traveled through over 20 countries and with each new experience another layer of understanding is added to not only her worldview but also her understanding of the spaces she inhabits and the roles she can and has played within them. Faridah’s talk will be about racial realities through a millennial writer’s lens.