DaVida Chanel is a writer, independent filmmaker, entertainment juggernaut and the visionary behind Hip Hop is Alive. She is also a member of Melanated Writers Collective.
Born & Raised or Transplant? Transplant – native of Plaquemine (city not parish), Louisiana
Day Job? Drama Enrichment Teacher
Dream Job? Producer (Film, TV, Stage, New Media)
Advice for tourists? Make friends with a local and visit their family for Mardi Gras…and don’t ever eat at Mother’s – Explore !
What I love about NOLA? I love the energy of the people, the feel of the neighborhoods and the musicality that is evident in every facet of the city’s culture.
What have you learned from living in NOLA? I am more resilient than I knew. New Orleanians have a type of resiliency I’ve never experienced anywhere else.
Most people don’t know I am shy and an introvert.
If you could hear what someone was thinking for day, who would you choose? Why? I wish I could say some great philosopher or world leader, but today in this moment, I’d just like to hear the thoughts of the guy I dig to see if he digs me too!
A BrassyBrown woman is the backbone of New Orleans!
Your life motto: Live in the moment. Learn and adapt to changes.
Connect with DaVida at davidachanel.com