Celeste is a multimedia creative, writing chameleon, and community leader who is highly invested in creating opportunities for marginalized communities to flourish.
As a marketing and finance graduate, Celeste's personal and professional work has revolved around advancing economic and social opportunities for BIPOC youth. She works as Editorial Assistant of Black urban culture publication, SHIFTER Magazine, and spearheads food sovereignty projects full-time at Black Food Sovereignty Toronto, and her charity, Sacraspice. She has spent the last decade in a number of community-building capacities – from leading programs for newcomers to Canada, to planning civic engagement events, to supporting business owners in Haiti and Subsaharan Africa.
As a journalist whose bylines have been featured on platforms like EARMILK, SHIFTER Magazine, and ByBlacks.com, Celeste is dedicated to telling stories with authenticity and credibility that shine a light on the unique strengths and histories of the Black diaspora. Celeste has consistently supported local gems in the music scene while also shining a light on rising international acts through exclusive interviews, like triple-threat Trevor Jackson, gospel singer Dante Bowe, UK soul wonder Ama Lou, the multi-talented nephew of Michael Jackson: Jaafar Jackson, and Motown artist Asiahn. Her multimedia work focuses on the not-for-profit and local music scene in Toronto and clients include McMaster University, Canderel, RAD Marketing, Hypertension Canada, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and influencer Shannon Boodram.