“Black Women Animate is providing black women a space to exercise their right to control our narratives and take space where we deserve it!”
—Taylor K. Shaw, Founder & CEO

The mission of Black Women Animate is to change the world of animation by providing our innovative animators with the resources and access needed to be influencers in the industry.

Animation is an endearing, loved art form because it gives us the opportunity to use our imagination and examine the human experience in an experimental, whimsical, and comical way.

Black Women Animate is designed to change the quality and scope of animation by giving black women their rightful place in the industry, especially when it comes to controlling their narratives.

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Founded by visionary creative Taylor K. Shaw, leader in the world of conscious content, media, activism and empowering women—Black Women Animate was created to improve representation of black women in the world of animation. While creating her own animated series, Taylor wanted to employ a team of black women animators but quickly realized her search would be more challenging than expected. This led to the creation of the company, a chance to help black women in the world of animation obtain visibility and job opportunities. The members of Black Women Animate are the best in their field and committed to using their art to empower themselves and all black women through visual media.


JLove is a social entrepreneur, activist, author, coach and a creator, producer and director of TV and Film. Storytelling is at the heart of her work.

Her short films, ASIA-ONE: Expect The Unexpected, and From Gangs to Gardens, have garnered an audience of over 18 million viewers. She co-produced 11:55, a feature film by Ben Snyder and Ari Issler, and has co-created, executive produced and directed five TV pilots including The Message featuring Joey Bada$$, The Sound of Revolution, Breaking Bias with Grammy Award winning J.Ivy, and received distribution for her Hip-Hop Rising Series on Virgin Airlines “In-Flight Entertainment,” and The Sound of Revolution received distribution from Seed & Spark. She produced and directed two music videos, The Universal Blueprint by 7TRiiiBES and Keeps Me Up by Beat Boxing champion of the world, Kaila Mullady. JLove is the author of five award-winning books, including That White Girl (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2007), which has been optioned for film.

JLove is a strong voice in the fight for racial justice, and is a member of the SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) National Leadership Team and Co-Founder and Creative Director of SURJ Connectors.


Meet the animation team!

Carrie Hawks

2D and 3D Animation

Jaleeca Yancy

2D, 3D, 4D Animation

Jasia Hilson

2D, 3D, 4D Animation

Mia Lee

2D Animation

Mia Coleman

2D Animation

Morgan Johnson

2D Animation

What We Do

Talent Management

BWA represents talented women of color and gender non-conforming people who are highly skilled and have mastered their craft. Let BWA staff your next TV show, feature film, or digital content.

Original Content and Production

BWA has a slate of original content in various stages of development and is continually ideating new concepts. If you are interested in learning about our slate please contact our agent Halle Mariner at APA.


To book us, schedule a consultation, or apply for our BWA collective please email brea@blackwomenanimate.com.