Chakka is a film producer, creative workforce professional, diversity and inclusion advocate, writer, content producer and educator with over ten years of professional experience across a varied yet aligned range of functions, fields and industries. Her projects include the short film Fuzzy Legs (2019), many short non-fiction video pieces, and the Highwater podcast, a forum for artists and creatives to share their stories. Her work as an educator and consultant includes clients such as After School Matters, Alternative Schools Network (Chicago), Columbia College Chicago’s Convergence Academies Program, Rebuild Foundation and School of the Art Institute’s Continuing Education Department.
In addition to advising, teaching and producing video and digital content, Chakka is an avid essayist. Her written work has been featured in publications such as The Root, Black Girl in Om and The Lighthouse.