Dear Carefree Black Girl

Dear Carefree Black Girl is a spoken word piece; a letter to little black girls and the little black girl inside all black women. It serves love, reminders, correction, and encouragement to remind us of our beauty and our worth.

  • Tryphena Wade
  • Tryphena Wade
  • Tryphena Wade
  • Tryphena Wade
    Key Cast
  • Nteliseng Nkhela
    Key Cast
  • Ananelwe Nkhela Duma
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tryphena Wade

Tryphena Wade is a multi-dimensional artist from Columbus, Ohio. She is a professional actor with a career that includes work overseas, throughout North America, Off and on Broadway. She is currently gracing the stage as Queen Sarabi in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway in New York City. In 2017 Tryphena self-published her first book, The Heart Works: A Collection, and has recently finished directing and producing a short film titled “Dear Carefree Black Girl”. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and has explored over 30 countries as a performer, student, adventurer, and globetrotter. Tryphena has a passion for encouraging others to live life fearlessly, and does so through several mediums including her weekly YouTube series, Fearless Fridays, speaking engagements, and her Fearless Living Course and Coaching services. For more info about all that Tryphena does, visit or @tryphena_wade on IG.

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Director Statement

“Fear Is Stupid. In all things, Live, Love, Go, Do, Be.”