Where it all began
Find out about the team behind Afro Sistahs Collective and the projects they’re up to
It all started when…
A group of young Afro Australian women, from diverse backgrounds, decided to meet in Western Sydney and talk about developing and presenting the world as it is for those that live in Australia, while being black. Their current project, the self titled digital series: Afro Sistahs --is a short-form narrative dramedy series that explores the complex nature in which culture, gender, race, love and of course, hair, intersect.
Taking inspiration from international successes like Insecure, Chewing Gum and Atlanta, Afro Sistahs is humorous in its expression while encouraging thought provoking discourse with a hint of sass. Despite notable strides in the pursuit of accurate on-screen representation, the experiences of young women from the African diaspora, is something relatively new to Australian audiences. The everyday struggles of this millennial generation include sexuality and heartbreak, identity and ambition, and the ever-present scrutiny of social media. The show’s unique blend of Australian culture, identity and youth through the lens of African-Australian sensibilities provides an insight into a world widely experienced, but rarely seen. Steering away from the stereotypical views of Africans in Australia as either violent or victims, Afro Sistahs captures the diversity of the Black community in contemporary Australia from different backgrounds, faiths, sexual identities and cultures.
We are Afro Sistahs
Actor // Writer
Actor // Writer