We are writers, artists, filmmakers, women of color and generally good humans trying to do what we love in a world that keeps telling us: “um...yeah...that’s probably not a good idea.”
When we’re not covering our ears and going “LALALA”, we are wholeheartedly and steadfastly committed to creating stories about the joys, frustrations, ambitions, and needs of people who look like US -- women, artists, POCs, immigrants, and queer folk.
That being said, we aren’t here to create voyeuristic accounts of struggle. We are here to humanize it.
About the Creators:
UNEASY’s Director -- Samiat, is Nigerian and if you talk to her for more than 5 minutes, you will know it. She received her MFA in Writing from the California College of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, where she browses ethical clothing shops she can’t afford. She co-writes UNEASY with Vanessa Flores.
UNEASY’S CO-WRITER -- Vanessa Flores is a playwright, screenwriter, and occasional performer. She does not live in Oakland with her non-existent dog. It got too expensive. She promises she is making her way back. :/ She also received her MFA in Writing from the California College of the Arts. She co-writes UNEASY with Samiat Salami.
For your further information (FYFI) Vanessa Flores and Samiat Salami are future Macarthur genius award winners. Also, Samiat will also hold 10 Emmy nominations and three wins by 2025.