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Malaika Pedzayi-Ferguson

Pace University




Malaika Tinashe is a Senior at Pace University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. She is an actor, playwright, poet, and director who has been utilizing theatre and other forms of creative expression to center the voices of those who are often left unheard. Malaika's passions are rooted in creativity and humanity. Along with acting, she has written several plays that tackle issues like racial dynamics, homophobia, misogyny, sexual harassment, and more. Seeing and experiencing racial injustices firsthand in and out of school has allowed Malaika to develop the skill set to lead and advocate for marginalized groups in order to encourage equity and liberation for all, especially BIPOC. She is the Vice President of Pace's NAACP and the Creative Director of Pace's Black Student Union. Malaika has thoroughly enjoyed opportunities with artistic internships in New York and Atlanta, as well as directing and assistant directing opportunities within New York City. She is also the author of a poetry book entitled "My Words, My Rules" that covers many topics, but none more than the livelihood of Black girls in America.

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