My name is Imadé (ee-MAH-day).
Communications Professional, Award-Winning Writer & Mental Health Advocate
In my current role as the Communications Advocate at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, I follow the leadership of brilliant high school students of color who demand the removal of school police officers and the implementation of mental health and safe spaces at every school. To make this a reality, I manage vendors to create multimedia communications advocacy campaigns as well as develop writing and social media content to push for policy change.
In addition, I am the founder of Depressed While Black, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides Black affirming personal care items and connects people to Black therapists.
I am also a freelance writer mainly covering music and mental health. My bylines are in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, The Mighty, Essence, Black Youth Project, Bandcamp, LA Weekly, VICE, and WNYC, among others.
Specialties: Communications Advocacy Campaigns / Policy Advocacy Writing / Op-eds / Developing Content for Press Outreach
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Contributing Writer/Producer in the role of Communications Advocate
BYP (Black Youth Project)
Freelancer/Former Music Intern