It is important, because black children have to see themselves in books, in movies, and on T.V. As a child of colour growing up, I didn’t have that opportunity. There weren’t many black women or men as protagonists in books, on T.V. or in the movies. Things have started to change, but we have a long way to go.
Amanda Nothando is not a stranger to the Edmonton society. An established voice in the creative arts and literary world, she is a native of Zimbabwe and a Canadian resident. Amanda is also the CEO and producer of the Monumental Arts Network. Amanda is a born entertainer and a woman who breaks down glass ceilings everywhere she goes.
It is thought that some women in African and Asian communities struggle to talk about their experience of domestic abuse. We can understand this because the marriage institution is sacrosanct in these communities. The feeling is that we have only just tapped into tip of an iceberg in starting this conversation about domestic abuse.