Meet Denise Gordon, Ember on Black Enough
Denise Gordon is an actor, content creator, and (current!) college student from Miramar, FL. She plays Ember on Black Enough.
How did you get interested in acting/performing?
Being in theatre in high school made me fall in love with acting and telling stories.
Tell us a little about Lipstick Chronicles?
Lipstick Chronicles is a web series that I created follows a girl with severe confidence issues and low self-esteem. Deena, the main character, puts on lipstick which gives her confidence alongside her friends guiding her along the way with weird, quirky adventures. I think Lipstick Chronicles is something people could relate to and have a good laugh at the same time.
What does being Black Enough mean to you?
Black Enough to me means accepting that your Black is enough and that you are enough by being who you are.
How does Black Enough compare to your own college experience?
There are a lot of similarities. Going to college in real life, it was hard for me to find people I could genuinely hang around with and talk to which is something I relate to in the show. Also being completely lost in what to do or how I should act is something that was a big part of my own college experience. There is a real limbo/grey area between being a kid and trying to be an “adult” when going to college.
What has been your favorite part of working on Black Enough?
Meeting the amazing people I got to know on set. We’re truly like one big crazy family now and I wouldn’t change it one bit.
What do you hope our audiences feel after watching Black Enough?
They’re definitely going to want a second season! The audience is also going to feel like they saw themselves on screen because this project is authentic to what many people go through in their college experience, especially when they don’t feel Black enough.
What does #BlackGirlMagic mean to you?
I love this question! Black girl magic is being able to succeed and smile when so many expect you to fail. Smelling like Shea butter, cocoa butter, and olive oil from head to toe. Having melanin that shines in sunlight and glows under moonlight. #BlackGirlMagic is being a Black girl and that, in itself, is magic.
What's one fun fact about you?
Not many people know this about me but my favorite Rapper is DMX. What can I say? I like his energy!