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Trey Anthony

award winning playwright/ speaker and visionary coach

Playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian Trey Anthony is known for the groundbreaking production 'da Kink in My Hair. Debuting at the Toronto Fringe Festival, 'da Kink in my Hair, has been featured at the prestigious Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, and in theatres in New York, San Diego and London, England.

Anthony is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV. She is the first black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network. A mentor and role model, Anthony, founded the Trey Anthony@One Centre in Toronto, where she offers classes on creative writing, well-being and spirituality. She hopes the centre will help change the way Canadian women view themselves.

She is also the Executive Producer of the Urban Women’s Comedy Festival, “da girl, sho is funny!” She co-wrote I Am Not a Dinner Mint and The Crap Women Swallow to Stay in a Relationship, which debuted in 2006 to sold-out audiences.

She volunteers with the Black Queer Youth Group, speaking to students about body image and other issues facing female adolescents, and gives away free tickets to her shows to youth and women in shelters. In 2009, Anthony produced the hit play Secrets of a Black Boy, which was a box office success! She is now busy working on her new production, The Trey Anthony Show, a talk show and her first feature film. She has recently been named a featured contributor/writer for the Toronto Star.

More information on Trey Anthony can be found at: www.speakers.ca/anthony_trey.html.
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Is Time Already Running Out for My Black, American Baby Nephew?

Four and a half minutes after I read that a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson, I sent a text to my sister in North Carolina. "You need to get my baby out of that f*&&ing racist place called the U.S. south!" 'My baby' being my one-year-old precious baby nephew. I fear that we are running out of time. I know with certainty that death can creep upon black boys lives in an instant.
12/01/2014 01:15 EST
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Still Holding On to Anger About an Ex? Let it Go

I am friends with all my exes! Many people find this very strange. Many years ago I had an extremely bad break up, and because there was so much hurt between us we decided to not speak. This was one of the most difficult and challenging times of my life. But as I get older I have little time for bitterness, anger, or hurt. If there is an ex in your life whom you feel anger towards or cannot speak to them, let them go.
03/22/2013 05:32 EDT

If I Was a Black Girl in Love With Myself

In my quest to find love I have failed many times.... Yet recently I came to the realization that in order to find true and healthy love I must first be in love with myself! So I'm starting an empower...
02/13/2013 04:31 EST
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How to Let Someone Go

I realize that holding on to something or someone for longer than necessary, does not make them or it "belong" to you. It actually has the opposite effect. The stronger and longer you hold on to them, the more they will wish for freedom. They will desperately want to seek air outside of you.
05/11/2012 05:11 EDT

Da Kink in My Uncle's Brain

He sat at the table and I held my breath. He was charming, overly chatty with everyone and maybe someone with a keen eye may have noticed that something was a little "off" with him. I believed that if he was a part of my normal maybe this would distract him from the voices in his head, the craziness of his world. I wanted to make him forget all that he had lost.
02/12/2012 01:50 EST

My Perky Boobs

The truth is I don't like my body. As a self-proclaimed feminist I struggle with this. Miss trey anthony, writer of 'da Kink... the play that preaches self- acceptance and has womyn singing "I'm just loving me!" doesn't like her body?
06/22/2011 12:42 EDT