Chantal is a filmmaker and broadcast journalist by trade with a passion for social and creative entrepreneurship. In addition to her community-building work at The Trampery, she is also the founder of Island Girls Rock – a non-profit initiative celebrating women of Caribbean heritage.
She is a producer/presenter (radio and podcasts), much sought after voice-over artist and has an intense passion for Caribbean films. Most recently she has facilitated workshops with Spotify’s Sound Up Podcast Bootcamp as well as partnering with Brixton’s’ Ritzy Cinema to curate the opening night screening and post-screening event for Inna De Yard.
Chantal has built an eclectic network of story stellers, wellbeing practitioners and gifted creatives. Nominated for the Precious Awards and the BATON Awards for her work with Island Girls Rock, she has also worked with MIA on her Southbank Meltdown takeover, the BBC on their Fierce Women Series featuring Rihanna and curated workshops as part of the Windrush Day Festival at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
She runs digital storytelling workshops for young people and is regularly commissioned to speak on matters related to creative entrepreneurship, wellness and the power of digital storytelling. She has curated exhibitions and panel discussion series related to these themes with the most recent being ‘Back Home’ where she collaborated with Gabrielle Smith of The Nu Black and Through Our Eyes a photography-focused week of panel discussions and exhibitions exploring Caribbean representation in mainstream media (PhotoFusion UK).
Chantal got her start in radio during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. She had interviewed for an internship and was due to start the following Summer, but the day after the hurricane, the station manager asked her to come back to the station to send out an SOS to the US Military. She was only 15, but it worked.
Chantal is a daydreamer who gets s%&t done.