Name: Peidra-Ann James
Occupation: Television Producer
Hobbies: Swimming, filming, dancing, drawing , playing the piano and singing
Life Ambition: Recently, I have had two life goals I am truly passionate about: First, I want to help survivors of abuse and create a safe support system for them in my homeland Jamaica. I understand through the different movements globally abuse is more common than we think it is, however, we often times discourage those who survive. This is often done through victim blaming/ shaming or simply not believing the survivors. This leaves lifetime emotional, physical and mental scars which are hardly addressed. I want to make a difference by changing the narrative that these warriors who survive abuse deserves to be celebrated rather than discriminated.
My second passion is to become the first black woman to win an Oscar in the category cinematography. Film will always be something I’m passionate about but I also want to make history while pursuing this dream
Volunteer / Charity Work:
1. Started a Non Profit Organization, United for Diabetes JA, (2015-2017) to raise awareness about diabetes and help fund T1 children in the island to go to diabetes camps. This was important as diabetes was the second cause of Death in Jamaica.
2. Volunteered to teach children with learning disabilities at the Mona Baptist Church.
3. Help to rebuild the playground at the Caledonia Early Childhood School.
4. PRO for the Mandeville SDB Youth Fellowship
Why did you enter the pageant? I entered the pageant because I wanted to fulfil my life passion of helping others in my country and extending it to the world. Winning would be a powerful platform towards changing another person’s life.
Which world leader inspire you? Michelle Obama. She is a powerful black woman who represents to me the epitome of class, charisma, compassion and powerful speech-making. She takes risks and tackle difficult topics in society which challenges “our social norms”. Being also black I look up to her for inspiration that nothing is impossible because I can make it possible.
What do you like about host country India? The diversity in food and culture.
Favourite Food: Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fry Rice
Vote Link: https://www.pageantplanet.com/profiles/peidra-ann-james