- Heather Daughtry joins as the new Chief of Programming for The Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative
- Three additional mentors, Jackie Penn, Andre Ferguson, and Cynthia Adarkwa, also join the team
- Daughtry’s previous experience includes managing Sponsorships and Partnerships at Final Draft, Inc
- The mentorship program aims to amplify the voices of underrepresented writers
Black Boy Writes Media, founded by writer Mike Gauyo, has announced Heather Daughtry as the new Chief of Programming for The Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative. Daughtry joins the team along with three additional mentors, Jackie Penn, Andre Ferguson, and Cynthia Adarkwa. This expansion aims to further the program’s mission of empowering and uplifting black storytellers within the industry.
Heather Daughtry: A Passion for Inclusivity
Heather Daughtry, who previously managed Sponsorships and Partnerships at Final Draft, Inc, has dedicated her efforts to amplifying the voices of underrepresented writers. Her passion for inclusivity and diversity within the industry aligns perfectly with the goals of the mentorship initiative. As the new Chief of Programming, Daughtry is deeply committed to propelling the powerful and vibrant voices of black storytellers.
New Mentors Join the Team
The mentorship program welcomes three new mentors who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the initiative. Andre J. Ferguson, an accomplished producer on the hit Starz series Power Book II: Ghost, is excited to join the program and provide the next wave of black television writers with the tools to succeed in the industry. Jackie Penn, an LA-based drama writer with a focus on diverse female-driven stories, understands the challenges faced by writers of color and aims to support and uplift aspiring writers. Cynthia Adarkwa, a Ghanaian American writer and producer, tells stories about black women finding their place in the world and is thrilled to contribute to the mentorship program.
The Black Boy Writes & Black Girl Writes Mentorship Initiative continues to make strides in empowering black storytellers within the industry. With Heather Daughtry as the new Chief of Programming and the addition of three talented mentors, the program is poised to provide aspiring black writers with the guidance and mentorship they need to succeed. To learn more about Mike Gauyo’s Mentorship initiative or Black Boy Writes Media, visit their website.