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FTW Connects links up mentors with mentees for a single hour-long Q&A session over Zoom. Check out our latest episode below! For all our up-and-coming indie writer/directors, this #FTWCONNECTS is for you!

In this zoom Q&A session, mentees got a chance to chat with Singer Jamila Woods & Director Fatimah Asghar on Creative Collaboration.

Pull out that notebook and take notes on all of the valuable industry advice you may have missed! Then follow @freethework on Instagram and stayed locked on freethework.com for the next FTW Connects, exclusively for those with a FTW profile.

Fatimah Asghar

She is a frequent collaborator with singer/songwriter Jamila Woods, directing music videos for “Eartha” and “SULA (Paperback).” She directed Jidenna’s “Sufi Woman” as well as wrote and directed the short film titled “Got Game?” released in May 2019.
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Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods is a poet and vocalist. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), was inspired by a Toni Morrison quote & features a Pushcart-nominated poem about Frida Kahlo. Her poetry is included in the anthologies The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015) and more.
As a musician, Jamila focuses primarily on soul/hip-hop centered music. Her albums include Heavn (2016) and Legacy! Legacy! (2019), released by Jagjaguwar in partnership with Closed Sessions. She recently made her television debut, performing "SULA (Paperback)" on Colbert.
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