On reaching out to Jordan Peele via Instagram: "I went about it in a really dumb way. I saw Us, and then I DMed him. I basically told him I saw it, and then I sent him a screenshot of a poem that I'd written for my show, so I wanted to try and show him that we were in sync. It wouldn't be crazy to call me crazy after something like that."
On working with fashion brands: "OK, the good thing is it brings in a lot of money, right? Everybody needs money. And it puts you on the radar of people's minds. It's like a quick hit of you, right? And it's good to put dark-skinned women in positions like that. I think there is a lot of benefit to that. But then, on a personal level, I don't know. There are so many pros, and then I'm like, if I just focus on the pros, I could do it, but then this other voice creeps in that's like, 'Is my identity being capitalized into fashion? So you've done the incredible shoot, and then what?' I sometimes think about what I am left with once that has occurred. And it's great that it can do loads of things for other people, because of politics and representation, and I need to be in these spaces, and blah, blah, blah. But I also like walking through an airport relatively undercover. I don't like the idea of someone going, 'Ah! Isn't that you on the wall there?' My life is still so normal. I'm so normal."