“The moment when you truly believe in your vision and act on it is liberating. And discovering what you created made a stranger laugh, cry or nod in agreement is profound. Creativity and storytelling help us connect. ”
Christabel has worked with major broadcasters and independent producers for over 20 years. She’s also worked across continents. She’s also big on community. Through ‘The Cipher’ Christabel supports Black audio creators worldwide through small group meet-ups and 1:1 development sessions. Visit The Cipher website to learn more.
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Christabel developed and oversaw the production of the new nonfiction scripted/interview-style podcast pilot ‘UpRising,’
The show, which premiered at Sundance in 2021, featured a panel discussion about the legacy of the Black Panther Party legend Chairman Fred Hampton with his partner, Mother Akua Njeri, and Dominique Fishback. Fishback portrayed the revolutionary legend in the movie, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’
The podcast premiered at Sundance 2021
Christabel developed ‘Sista Brunch,’ a Webby-nominated interview-style podcast that amplifies the contributions of Black women+ in Hollywood and the media. She also acted as the show’s Executive Producer until 2022. The show is hosted by Hollywood executive Fanshen Cox and hosted by NAACP-nominated TV director Anya Adams. Christabel currently serves as the show’s Consulting EP.
Christabel created and developed the non-narrated series “Change Makers” for ‘Marketplace’ by American Public Media. It asks what happens when entrepreneurs use business to make social change. The series premiered on Marketplace in January 2020. Hear profiles from Arlan Hamilton, Aimée Felone, Bertha Jimenez, and Kelly Peeler.
The Media Disruptors (Public Radio International, 2017) was created as the #metoo movement and the Women’s March dominated public discourse. However, this was also a time when women of color required the media and the Women’s movement to amplify their voices. Inspired by this, Christabel talked to women who stood at the intersection of these experiences — women of color in the media about how they used their platforms to raise awareness about issues others often ignored. The series includes interviews with BAFTA award-winning director Amma Asante, Hollywood trailblazer Joanelle Romero, sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen, April Reign, the creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.
Christabel developed the editorial tone of “Make Me Smart,” the top-rated Amazon Alexa skill from Marketplace.