Getting to Know Me

A little while ago I did an interview via email which I thought I would share on medium:

Who is Leelee? I am a proudly black African Feminist, a storyteller…I write copy and magazine articles and scripts for a living. I also host a TV show Fresh in the Morning with four other incredible women which really fulfils me as I get to share my opinions and have open conversation on important issues and pop culture. I think my creative nature lends itself well to television, radio and writing because I love educating, storytelling, sharing information and engaging in conversations that will have a positive impact on society.

Describe Yourself in 5 words. Go-Getter, Independent, Goofy, Thinker, Dreamer.

Who and what inspires you? My surroundings & nature (the ocean or any source of water), wanting to be a better me, my friends and family. Strong and powerful women who are activists like Angela Rye and Sophia Bush. Young women like Amandla Stenberg, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae, Solange…Janine Jellers and Lady Skollie! Superheroes like Rogue, Alana and Buffy.

What are your long term goals? I want to be able to make a positive impact in the lives of young women, in the lives of sexual assault survivors, in the lives of people struggling with mental health issues. So I clearly have work to do using my different platforms…I better get started. I just really want to use my talk show for a purpose and use my writing to highlight issues people face.

What do you want your legacy to be? LOVE, Compassion, Understanding and most of all acceptance. I think thats what I want it to be…wait and connection. I want the world and its people to connect through whatever work I do…whether thats done via TV, film, publications, campaigns I create, charity work or just the people I meet and connect with.