Omo’ Pastor, is a Nigerian-American, published storyteller of the African Diaspora based in New York. Omo’ Pastor began her full-time career in storytelling through writing, photography and film in 2016 after graduating with her Bachelor’s in English from North Carolina A&T State University. Her creative lens focuses on the intersection of gender, sexuality, emotions and history while being of African descent in contemporary society. Her aim is to express the reality of African people across the globe. Her main theme focuses on bringing back the true sense of pride of being African despite your geography and to merge past and present to create a fluid future where Black people can breathe and just BE. She uses art to tell the world, especially African people, to be just that, ‘African, fearlessly and pridefully. There is beauty in our history, culture and our journey. Find it and embrace it. There is no one way to be African.’
Her work has been published in the Aggie Register, Aggie Press, the Itawanba County Times and in the Bloom Journal. In 2018, she published her first book, Gaze, a collection of poetry, prose and photographs as the curator as well as one of the writers. Through this book, she teamed up with other Black women writers to peel back the layers to the Black men from the dysfunctional relationships to the beauty they embody. Her journey as a storyteller is just starting, and her work has exhibited at the IrokArt Pop Up Show, My Art is Not Free Art Auction, JCAL Group Exhibition and at the Free Things Fest Art Exhibition in 2018. This year, she released her first short film, Privilege, which highlights and unpacks the dynamics of the African Diaspora through exploration of the immigrant struggle and the African American struggle. Omo’ Pastor continues to create art in New York as she pursues her Master’s degree in English and African American Literature.