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Nydia Simone is a storyteller based in Brooklyn New York. She studied theatre at the City College of New York where she was taught among a diverse talented class. After college she headed straight for LA where she hit a few road bumps that led her to writing and producing alongside acting. She worked for Byron Allen company Entertainment Studios where she gained the confidence to write, direct and produce her webseries "In This Life" which is now licensed by the Black And Sexy TV network online. And she starred and produced a short film "The Lost Book of Rap" which was accepted into the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Last fall she directed and produced "La Bodega" a film that is currently in post production. Currently Nydia is also the Founder of the "@blactina" Instagram community which elevates and amplifies the voices of Afrolatinx and Caribbean people. Nydia is also an OG Charmed stan and still cries when Prue dies at the end of season 3.

Nydia Simone and Blactina
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Nydia Simone and Blactina

Building Our Own Table Episode #4

20 January 2021

In this episode of Building Our Own Tables Podcast, host Viviana Vargas discusses amplifying Afrolatinx and Caribbean stories with an emphasis on women through media and entertainment with Blactina founder Nydia Simone.