Ships A Comin


Ebony Gilbert grew up in Little Haiti, a community that exists in the shadows of a glamorous Miami, FL. Surrounded by drugs, poverty, and violence, her escape was writing about it. As a high school student, she had a weekly column in the Miami Herald. She would later write numerous articles about minority youth, including Life’s Scale is Sadly Unbalanced and Trayvon Martin: the modern-day Emmett Till for the Miami Times. Her love of words and literature continued as she pursued her B.A. in English from the University of Florida where she conducted original research on Black women in media. And then her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She co-wrote and directed Complex[ion] Woman, a play that explores the intricacies of Black womanhood and won the Encore Award at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. She was a 2017 Film Independent’s Project Involve Writing Fellow, and was named a 2018 Writer to Watch by WeForShe. She is currently a writer on CW’s Batwoman and the show has made history for having the first Black Batwoman. Her graphic novel, Billie Holiday, is available in Barnes & Noble and in bookstores in numerous countries. She has recently started a nonprofit Dirt-Stained Roses in hopes of merging community activism with the arts. Gilbert’s work highlights marginalized communities, gives a voice to the voiceless, and captures the experiences of the disenfranchised.


Directed by Ebony gilbert

Written by Ebony Gilbert


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