Stories For Us: No Need To Explain
Saturday September 8th, 2:50Pm
As appetite increases for more stories “for us, by us,” the expectation that we help others understand our people, culture, and tradition lingers. Martina Abrahams Ilunga calls bullsh*t on that pressure. Come to this workshop to learn how to define, communicate and defend your “us.”
About Martina Abrahams Ilunga
Martina turned her lifelong passion for storytelling into a career in marketing and media. Frustrated by the one-dimensional portrayal of blackness in the media, she created You Had Me at Black. You Had Me at Black reclaims the Black narrative by giving folks a platform to share the stories not seen on TV. A Bay Area transplant from New Jersey, Martina is also a product marketer at Square, where she connects underserved communities with financial services to start and grow businesses. She holds a degree in Marketing from Georgetown University and has previously worked at AdRoll and Google.