Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”. Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law.
- Personal background.
- Life philosophy.
- Bridging the Black-American and African communities through her work.
- Juggling her career as a professor, activist, playwright and artist.
- Dealing with self doubt.
- Her self-care routine.
- Dealing with public scrutiny and criticism.
- What’s next for Funmilola (career and personal).
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