We had the good fortune of connecting with Sardia Robinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sardia, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I was born and raised in Jamaica. In Jamaica we say “Mi little but mi talawa” which means we are strong or we can do anything we set our minds to. So with that said my upbringing and background makes me a who I am today. I was raised with pride and tenacity, knowing that as a Jamaican I could make it in this America, and no racism or bigotry or ignorance could stop me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m most proud about adapting my one woman show from stage to screen. I always identified as an actor, but not so much as a writer. But I sat down and did the work. My grandmother taught me there is no substitute for hard work, and I got where I am by putting in the work. It wasn’t easy but it was fulfilling. One thing I learned along the way is that yes and no mean the same thing. Either way, I am going to keep creating and speaking with my authentic voice. I want the world to know that am here to stay so watch out.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite spots to take anyone whether it’s a business meeting or friend visiting is to Kushiyu in Tarzanna. It’s one of my go to spots. And just down the street is Magpies Softserve which has vegan ice-cream options. I would round out the day with a trip to the Getty or Elmatador Beach. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My grandmother! She was a trail blazer and a mentor to me. As a kid growing up, I watched my grandmother work two to three jobs just to put food on the table. She encouraged me to work hard and never give up. She was and remains my true inspiration.