My name is Toyin Ayedun-Alase. I'm an actress, storyteller & facilitator. I founded Womenaftergreatness a passion project in 2014 after uni that is now a grassroots social enterprise on a mission to empower and equip Young Women in East London to conquer negative cycles and build great opportunities.
We do this through our Education Program, & Wellbeing Workshops and Career Mentoring Initiatives
1: We Mentor#Shementors
2: We Educate#Shesessions
3: We Create#Shebuilds
I am super passionate about improving the socio-economic outcomes amongst marginalised community groups with an acute focus on issues pertaining to Black and Brown women and girls.
This stemmed from my own adolescent journey as a young woman who was labeled and struggled to find her space and identity growing up- I saw first hand the challenges the and benefits if having people support & neglect me and it fed back into my desire to advocate for the voices of young women and girls who had similar experiences, but not that we sit in a place of ‘woe is me’ but rather work together to change the narrative and Thrive together.
Performing arts is also a major part of my life I’m an actress and have been navigating through the industry mostly in theatre with the aspiration to do more film and tv - I am passionate about using the art storytelling, film & media as a means to
challenge stereotypes, provoke thoughts, and celebrate culture and identity from the perspective of the black female diaspora.
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