Nijla Mu'min is a writer and filmmaker from the East Bay Area. She tells stories about black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her short films have screened at festivals across the country. Her filmmaking and screenwriting have been recognized by the Sundance Institute, IFP, and the Princess Grace Foundation. She recently directed her first feature, Jinn, starring Zoe Renee and Simone Missick (Luke Cage).
In the “Thanksgiving” episode of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None (Netflix), Lena Waithe delivers a moving exploration of sexual identity. Over the course of several Thanksgiving dinners, we witness her character D... Read More