Hey, It’s Ahsante!
Ahsante is a video producer, multimedia storyteller, and all-around creative.
On her YouTube channel “Ahsante the Artist” she makes videos on personal development, social awareness, and self care that inspire her audience to move consciously and creatively through life. She is dedicated to uplifting marginalized voices, with videos covering intersectionality, allyship, and highlighting the experiences of women of color.
Ahsante has been a featured creator at VidCon, the largest international conference for online video, and is a 2018 YouTube NextUp winner. She has produced content for Microsoft, WNET, and VSPINK, among others. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, MSNBC, The Root, and in the Museum of the Moving Image.
Ahsante currently works full-time as Associate Director of Programming at PBS Digital Studios. In her role she focuses on editorial and content development for a slate of 20 educational online video series including It’s Okay to be Smart, Physics Girl and The Art Assignment. Ahsante is the creator and executive producer of Say It Loud, a PBSDS series celebrating Black history, culture, and achievement. Prior to PBS she worked in Children’s Programming at WGBH, and as a Multimedia Storyteller at the global design firm IDEO.
Ahsante holds a B.A. in Film & Video from Harvard University. She’s currently based in Washington, D.C. Her full portfolio can be found here.
Why YouTube Needs #WCW Ahsante Bean - The Daily Dot
10 More YouTubers that Deserve More Subs - YouTuber Magazine
7 female YouTube stars. 7 stories of vulnerability they’ve never shared before - The Washington Post & The Lily
6 Up and Coming Female YouTubers to Subscribe to Right Now - We The Unicorns
Video Feature: Weekly Roundup: 22-29 May 2017 - Ten Eighty Mag
Fun Facts :)
I eat chia seed pudding for breakfast every day, unironically
When I’m not working I’m…probably still working
“In The Heights” was my favorite musical, until “Hamilton" came along
I'm young, scrappy, hungry, and not throwing away my shot
Walking is my favorite mode of transportation
I’m a queer, asexual woman - who still has a libido and loves her body
I’m a Lifetime Gold Award Girl Scout trying to make the world a better place
I’m a night owl who’s attempting to consistently wake up at 5am
Vegan food is my jam but I can’t resist sushi
I love traveling, my favorite place in the world is Rome, Italy
Janelle Monáe is my Q.U.E.E.N.
I don’t have much time for TV but I devour audio books
Dancing every day helps me keep my spirits up
If you haven’t noticed, my favorite color is purple