SHADES is a film series and platform for support dedicated to centering, supporting, and celebrating the voices and lived experiences of Black women, women of the Global Majority, and LGBTQIA+ individuals in Calgary, Alberta. We highlight emerging creatives and changemakers and their experiences, perspectives, passions, and hopes.

Season One - Alumni

Actor and writer. Since filming, Dela moved from Calgary to the UK to launch her acting career. She has taken the Professional Freelance Journalism Course at the British College of Journalism with financial aid from Humainologie.


International yoga teacher. Since filming, Kate has traveled to Indonesia to lead the SoulRockers Alumni Retreat with Michael Franti. She was also recruited to join Humainologie's Board of Directors.


Multi-instrumentalist and music therapist. Since filming, Lisa has continued to perform all over Alberta, including the 2022 Calgary Stampede and the Canadian Country Music Awards.


Rap/soul artist. Since filming, Sinzere released her debut album, Tabula Rasa, and received two YYC Music Awards. Humainologie collaborated with Sinzere on the music video release of 'The Mission', as well as a music video for the track, Ric Flair Flo, which was released in July 2023.


CPA and Finance & Performance Consultant. Since filming, Subiksha and her partner, Tina, traveled to India for their wedding ceremony. As part of the South Asian 2SLGBTQ+ community, their union was featured prominently in media, including Vogue India and BBC India. Subiksha has recently started working with Humainologie to launch her own podcast and has joined the Board of Directors of Humainologie.