Ok so tonight we have an incredible woman playing ancestor and former Queen of Wakanda-Yemandi 💖. It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take a moment to write a book caption about it lol. Anika Noni Rose voiced one of the most important characters of our generations and I’m honoring her today for a number of reasons. • For me, representation has always been incredibly important. Though the lack or presence of it wasn’t enough to determine the plans on my life, I did place great value on where I saw myself. I saw myself in confident, bold, imperfect yet incomparable women and I grew up to be one and continue to grow in that everyday. • I truly marveled at the way Princess Tiana could make a little girl feel like she could be anything and remind a woman that she is everything. I sat awestruck at how Ms. Rose’s artistry can be felt regardless of medium or method. And I took great care in how much of a duty I felt to ensure that when girls see my character they see the royalty they already possess within themselves. When I say this role means everything to me, I mean it. And I thank the ones before me who paved the way 🙏🏾👑
I’d like to have some motivational speech about “building hard work ethic” but the reality is...bribery. The narrative sounded more like “go help your dad with the fire wood, and we will go see Spider-Man tonight”. Done and done. Even worked on the toddler, but she had to take a nap. Meanwhile I got the best of both worlds and watched tv in my bedroom. #winning.
When you surround yourself with people that push you to do better that have no drama, no negativity with just higher goals & higher motivation the sky is no longer the limit, it becomes our point of view. 🙏🏻🇷🇸🇵🇭🇦🇺💪🏼🔝🌍 #BadBoysForLife
14 days ago
2019 got me feeling like. 🙌🏻 #ComingInHot (massive brownie points if you can guess the song)
30 days ago
This picture was taken a couple years back upon the release of his Feature Film. I will always remember when I was starting out and no one knew who I was, he was one of the few who took the time out of his busy schedule to buy me a coffee and dumplings. He firmly said to me “story always comes first Ray, pretty visuals comes second”. This has always stuck with me through all these years. 🙏🏻📽🎓 #TBT#FilmMakers#Grateful