The Savvy Creative

Episode 69

Why We Should Never Give Away Our Power by Acting Out of Desperation with Nydia Simone, Founder of Blactina Media

Christina Castaneda published on

Meet Nydia Simone, the founder of Blactina Media, an independet film production company whose mission is to amplify AfroLatinx voices in media. In this episode, be inspired as she shares how she walked away from a deal to keep the integrity of her writing and culture, pipeline jobs in Hollywood, why she left the US to live in the Dominican Republic and how her love of play writing "turned Russian plays Dominican AF". 

Nydia's filmmaking and storytelling opens up an essential conversation about the colorism in mainstream media and why it's important to build our own platforms so we can "align with the people WITHOUT the power" to better help our communities. 

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