Akeem Stanley is a Fashion Designer who specializes in high fashion women’s clothing and accessories. Born in the British Virgin Islands and raised in a single parent home, Akeem says that growing up Caribbean can sometimes come with a rigid set of rules and traditions and it has also helped him to develop many quality traits including a desire to succeed and to work hard for what he wants.
Risha Rox is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, body art and storytelling – a practice which she refers to as Corporealism. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 with a major in African Diaspora Studies, she began to develop her artistic practice in the rich black loam of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY.
DJ Willy Wonka, was born Adolfo Quan in Belize City in the country of Belize. He and his parents immigrated to the states when he was only 4 years old. He grew up in the Bronx, NY, and is now based out of Los Angeles, California.
Born in Barbados, Alexander James travels the world as DJ Puffy’s photographer and videographer. This has afforded him one of his greatest achievements to date; the opportunity to travel to the US, Europe & Asia and capture the world via his camera.
Kristofferson now 25 years old is the CEO and co founder of UCA Youth Marketing. In only a year, he has become a Prime Minister Youth award Nominee, speaker and mentor and now leads a company of Youth-minded individuals who are quickly disrupting the ever – changing social sphere. UCA’s presence is now felt across the island among tertiary institution. But above all, his passion lies in engaging and inspiring the next generation.
Ms. Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is the founder of the award winning Carry On Friends Caribbean American Podcast. What makes Carry On Friends special is that they understand the nuances of both cultures and the podcast is where the unique reality of being a Caribbean American is explored and celebrated.
Ms. Reid-Brown; from Montego Bay, Jamaica is also the founder of Breadfruit Media, a podcasting company that provides strategy, show development and production of stories by Caribbean Americans on a variety of topics reflecting the diversity of experiences of the Caribbean’s global diaspora.