Young Black Entrepreneurs & Innovators Share What Inspires Them To Succeed
Brigid Turner: Filmaker, Actor, Model and Dancer, Jamaican. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
Brigid Turner is listed as number 25 on IMDB’s list of “Up and Coming Actors To Look Out For.” She was one of Beauty & the Beat Heroines of Excellence recipients and most recently has filmed a TV pilot, For A Dark Skin Girl, in New Orleans. Turner is also one of the faces for the “As I Am Naturally” hair campaign and has directed and choreographed music videos. In 2013, she started her own production company: Natalliagon/Dopeshoes Entertainment, LLC
Brigid Turner: A female filmmaker that I really admire is Ava DuVernay. I would definitely love to sit and chat with her one day. Although she went through a great many struggles, she is now paving the way for other artists in the film world.
Lately, I have felt that society has begun to highlight and value images and ideals that don’t promote development in the black community. Because of this, whenever I am given an opportunity, I strive to capture the positive side of our community.
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve your goals. When pursuing your dreams, learn from your past and pay it forward by working to strengthen your community.