Kayla Brathwaite, 20, is currently a student studying Communications Management and Design at Ithaca College, who will graduating in 2019. An original member of Truthworker Theatre Company, since age 15, she has toured with the company to Columbia University, Oberlin College, Marion Institute’s Connecting for Change Conference, and many more as a performer and workshop facilitator. Although she has gone on to college, Kayla still works with the company when she can, and has most recently been instrumental in the development of a new work in development which explores gender based violence, healing, and survival. Kayla can be found in the short films Angry Black B*tch (2016) and Black Bandits (2018) written by April Carol. Brathwaite is also the President of the D.O.P.E Steppers of IC, a step team on Ithaca College’s campus that honors the history and art of step and works to serve as a space where students of color can learn about themselves and the world around them. She continues to be committed to using the arts towards healing, activism, and social justice, and is grateful to Truthworker for being a catalyst for this life’s work.