Named one of Time magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is an accomplished physician, spoken word poet, and champion for female empowerment, inclusion, and diversity.
A first-generation Nigerian-Canadian woman and the only Black student in her cohort at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, Chika is a vocal advocate for improving disparities in Black health and confronting institutional discrimination. She is also the first Black woman to be recognized as sole valedictorian within the faculty.
Chika was recently featured in Mattel’s #ThankYouHeroes campaign with a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll made in her image to commemorate her contributions as a frontline healthcare worker.
Chika is also a professional spoken word artist who, as an advocate for racialized and marginalized voices, has been featured on national and international media platforms, including CBC’s The National, CTV News, CP24, Toronto Star, Time magazine, and TODAY. In 2017, she released her renowned slam poem “Woman, Black” and in 2018, she published her seminal article In My White Coat, I am More Black than Ever for FLARE magazine’s Black History Month campaign.
A dynamic and powerful voice — as well as soon-to-be first-time mother — Chika is available to partner with brands that align with her expertise and values. She can also create custom spoken word poetry for her brand partners.
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