Jamila Rowser’s Twitter bio (used to) say: Community Builder. And it’s spot on. Jamila is behind Geek Girl Brunch - an international meetup of women who geek out together over mimosas. She’s also one-half of the creative force behind Straight Outta Gotham, a hip hop and geek culture newsletter. And Jamila is also bringing to the world an all-girl created comic called Wash Day.
“I wanted to celebrate these moments that aren’t talked about that much, but are a big part of our lives.” The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old Afro-Latina woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair.
On the podcast, Jamila talks style and beauty: her love for Fenty products, a catseye and a bold lip. And even though she lives in Florida, you’ll find Jamila wearing all black with a pop of colour.
Oh, and we talk about place. Jamila is an air force brat, born in England, raised in Hawaii and educated in Germany. She talks about the confidence she has gained from an international childhood on the move.