What is it that empowers you most?
My Whys (my husband, my parents, my siblings and my future). My Dreams and my Passion.
What is it that you love most about yourself?
I love my tenacity.
What makes you feel most beautiful?
My heart. My outlook on life and my faith in God.
Who is your biggest role model and why?
My mother. She had her first child, my brother at 16 years old. At 19 years old she had me. At 26 years she had my younger brother. By 33, she had all four of her children. My mother never went to high school and she barely knew how to read and write but she went back to school to get the equivalent of a high school education at 27. After that, she went to hairdressing school and got her licence. By 28 she was working at a salon and by the age of 32 she had her own store. She now hires people, writes receipts, balances her checkbook and could walk into any bank and borrow any amount of money. A year after she opened her business, she built her own home. That is the definition of a role model. Someone who defied all odds that were thrown against and rose to heights beyond her wildest dreams.
Who are your favourite cultural heroines and why?
Nanny. Nanny is a Jamaican National Hero who was the leader of the Maroons at the beginning of the 18th century. She was known by both the Maroons and the British settlers as an outstanding military leader who became, in her lifetime and after, a symbol of unity and strength for her people during times of crisis.
If you could pick one fictional female character to be for a day who would it be and why?
I love this question. I would be Sailor Moon. I love her. She's a sweetheart, she's intuitive and she kicks ass.
What is your biggest life goal?
To remain happy.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Producing and directing my own film.
What is your favourite quote?
"Make your Passion your Paycheck!"
If you could tell your 12 year old self one thing what would it be?
You're beautiful. You don't need to try so hard to make friends. People love you just the way you are. You are Stacy-Ann and one day, the world will know your name.
What does feminism mean to you?
Un-apologetically being a woman by embracing my femininity, owning my emotions and standing up for equal rights.
Stacy-Ann is an actress, producer and filmmaker in Toronto, Ontario, Canada