Hi! I’m Melissa,

A third-year Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology student at the University of Kent.

 Welcome to my Interactive Website!

'Black is' captures the essence of black identity and within this premise, it touches on cultural assimilation and colourism. Within this website, you will explore where my inspiration stemmed from. 

A lot of my ideas were inspired by Carrie Mae Weems, Ngendo Mukii and others to enable me to formulate a narrative around my theme.

I have always been interested and attracted to black culture and the concept of identity so when told that we were going to make a film, I just knew that I had to focus on the identity and the complexities that surround it.

'Black is' takes you on a captivating journey on what it means to be black in today's scope. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.