Priscilla Cherry has close to a decade of experience working in media production and six years’ experience working in the mental health sector. Her family immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to Treaty 7 Territory, Moh’kins’tsis, where she calls home. Cherry recognized a gap in Black, Indigenous and racialized representation in media and mental health, which led her to pursue her passion for storytelling. Cherry has worked with some of North America’s largest media corporations and has become a pioneer Peer Support Specialist to graduate from one of Canada’s leading Peer Schools.
Today, Cherry is the proud co-founder, alongside Nitu Purna and Iftu Hargaaya, of The Colour Factor; a non-profit aimed at decolonizing and reclaiming wellness for Black, Indigenous and racialized individuals and families. She co-designs and co-facilitates wellness workshops and shares her lived experience navigating trauma, to create a feeling of connectedness, so others may feel a little less alone.
Cherry gives thanks to the Creator for where she is today and finds joy in arts, nature, journaling, volunteering, and practicing daily play and creativity.