ESSA is my alter-ego. My superhero side of life. She is a persona of the person that I could, should, and would have been if the world hadn't happened to me. ESSA helps me to reclaim the parts of me that I lost to systemic oppression.
ESSA takes the form of a vlogging journal that shares one black
woman's feeling, dealing, and healing with trauma as the result of
lived oppression. What this vlog specifically looks at is how this
journey is done or undone through a process of 'persona-fication' (the
creation of an alter-ego or persona as a tool for healing, growth, and
self-empowerment). It is a naked truth to power; a truth that is not
sugarcoated for the audience's pleasure or palette, but that is an
insightful yet imperfect exploration of reclaiming one's lost identity. It
is a personal attempt to take back myself who once was and who
might rise into being once more. If you are interested in learning about
how superheroes can save the world and save themselves - the
personal journey of ESSA might be for you. Published periodically in
Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube.