Alyscia Cunningham

Personally, Alyscia Cunningham is a granddaughter, daughter, wife, mother of three, sister, aunt, friend, and an endlessly evolving artist. She navigates her path with the heart of a Pisces, embodying the roles of a dreamer, truth seeker, positive thinker, adventurer, traveler, hiker, teacher, and student. 

Professionally, Alyscia is a multifaceted award-winning author, filmmaker, tactile artist, and photographer with contributions that have graced esteemed platforms such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and AOL. Her advocacy extends to ensuring her art is accessible for all to experience.

At the heart of her artistic journey is a deep commitment to making a significant impact through her documentaries and horror films. She delves into pressing issues surrounding women’s beauty and health and creates narratives of resilience and triumph over adversity. Alyscia’s work is a testament to her passion for storytelling that enlightens, challenges, and inspires. 

Rooted in her identity as a first-generation Trinidadian American, Alyscia’s early fascination with storytelling was sparked by the tales of resilience, folklore, and life lessons shared by her Caribbean elders. These narratives of triumph over adversity and cultural heritage fuel her creative passion, driving her work in both documentary and narrative filmmaking.

As the founder of Her House Media, Alyscia champions the production of documentary and horror films written and directed by women of color. In parallel, she leads Uprising Builders, a Maryland-based home improvement company, showcasing her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence across different sectors.

A recognized TEDx speaker, Alyscia’s contributions to societal discourse have not gone unnoticed. She has been celebrated as part of Forbes ‘The Next 1000’ (2021), received accolades from the American Express 100 for 100 Program, and lent her voice as one of the FrontLine Voices for the Stop the Beauty Madnes campaign, aiming to globally transform beauty paradigms. Her impactful work and advocacy have been featured in prominent media outlets including The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Fox 5, ABC 7, and Proud2BMe.

Furthering her commitment to community and empowerment, Alyscia founded Brown Women in the Arts, a nurturing space for creative BIPOC women in the arts industry, and co-organized Reel Moms with Women in Film and Video, fostering a support network for working moms and caregivers in film and TV. Her future aspirations include continuing to produce compelling documentary and narrative films, as well as photo books that challenge, inspire, and ignite conversations.

Discover more about Alyscia and her journey at AboutMe.com.