Daisha Brabham

Royal Holloway University of London Postgraduate Award (2019-20)

I am originally from New Haven, CT, and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2017 with a B.S. in History/Secondary Education. During my senior year, I wrote, produced and directed Homegoing: A Herstory, a historically researched choreo play covering the history of black womanhood in different regions. The play was meant to bring history to the public in an engaging way. After graduating, I began to teach high school students in my hometown and in 2018 was able to launch Homegoing: A Herstory Internship for young students to gain experience in acting, producing and historical research. In 2019, I joined the Yale University Teacher Institute to research and publish a high school history curriculum on teaching race and law in the classroom. Additionally, I have collaborated with multiple organisations and spoken on panels advocating for the need to bring diverse, engaging history to the public. At the Royal Holloway University of London, I am looking forward to obtaining my Public History degree with a focus reconstructing black womanhood in the UK prior to the 21st century. My final project will be to update my original and produce another showing of Homegoing: A Herstory. I am also excited to meet new people, have new experiences and learn more about black Britain.