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cboriginal is a multimedia tulsa based company where loving yourself loving your culture, being inspired and inspiring others is a priority. In order to ensure that this priority is met, we will educate inform and entertain a black audience on many subjects.
cboriginal fills gaps in representation that is missing in multiple sectors of Black people’s circumstances. Will tell intentional stories about the black experience that, to date have been untold. Stories matter. Well representated stories matter more.
I grew up with parents who went to a historical black college, HBCU, in atlanta Georgia. I grew up hearing the stories about life at a school where the peers look just like you. I grew up hearing stories about powerful and influential Black leaders in the community. My hair, my melanated skin, my vernacular, my clothes, my culture was the center of many bedtime stories and movie nights. My parents made me feel seen and heard in every room that my feet stepped in. In 4th grade, my teacher gave me additional reading. The book was called The Skin I’m In by Sharon draper. I followed the main character as she journeyed through middle school; learning how to love her melanated skin. It was a story that shaped my life.
I went to a historically Black middle and high school. I had the classes where I’ve learned about the Harriet Tubmans and Ida B wells. Black excellence was not only taught, but celebrated. My favorite (and most popular) class was African American history studies. Or as my teacher an HBCU alum, liked to refer to the class as a Study of History through the perspective of African Americans. These stories shaped my life. The stories we hear matter. Well represented stories mater more.
In other words, I love myself because I grew up in an incubation of selflove because of those stories. Its missing for so many people. This is why I am here today. What was so normal for me was abnormal for others. I seek to normalize my lived experience for others by telling stories.
Stories Matter. Well Represented Stories Matter More. However, The Stories You Tell Yourself Matter Most.