Angela de Joseph was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with Ms. Angela.
Angela de Joseph As Cover Story Interview Feature – TheCelebrity.Online March 2023 Edition
How do you introduce yourself?
Angela de Joseph: Angela de Joseph, journalist-filmmaker-truth teller.
How was the transition from your childhood into adulthood/teenage and what good and bad things do you remember?
Angela de Joseph: My parents are from the West Indies and immigrated to the United States. I was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles at a young age. My mother worked and I was very independent as a child. My father told me I could be anything. I was raised with no limits to what I could achieve.
Struggle – What hardships have you faced during your life?
Angela de Joseph: Having my family break up was painful. My parents divorced when I was very young. I missed growing up with siblings and a Mommy and Daddy
The most difficult part of my teenage years was not fitting in. Highschool is very cliquish and I was a loner. Being introverted led to my development as a writer. I was hired by ESSENCE Magazine as an editor in my early twenties and my career took off from there.
What things people usually do not know about you?
Angela de Joseph: Most people think I come from a very privileged background but my mother always worked very hard and we had tough times. I stay grounded and always work to make life easier for the next generation.
What make you unique from your competitors in the industry and life?
Angela de Joseph: I founded the nonprofit organization, Women of Color Roar, to honor Black women elected officials and nurture and inspire young women of color to run for office and seek careers in public service.
What are your upcoming events and unforgettable events?
Ms. Angela: This fall I’m starting the Women of Color Roar Leadership Academy. We will hold workshops, provide mentorships and prepare young women of color to be future leaders. To make a donation: https://womenofcolorroar.com.
WOC Roar recently celebrated our 5th anniversary. Our 2023 breakfast was attended by the first Black female, Constitutional Officers in California’s history; Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber, and State Controller, Malia Cohen. The sold out event brought 500 community members and over one hundred high school and college students together the first Saturday in Black History Month. We honored the first Black female mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass.
What expert advice would you like to share?
Ms. Angela: We are living in a precarious moment in history. The civil rights battles that were won in the past decades are being eroded daily. Voting rights, women’s rights and economic opportunities are not to be taken for granted. It is imperative that we elect representatives that will protect our rights. Everyone should be an informed voter and community advocate.