Olivia D. Dawson is an actor, a writer, a producer and an AOC (Artist of Color). Dawson’s work focuses not on expanding what it means to be Black in America, but continuing to expand the visibility of it. The former is an explanation of her humanity. The latter, simply because of her existence, states that She is. Being an Artist of Color is to risk. Being Black in America is to be at risk. Dawson has performed onstage with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Horizon Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theater (Chicago), among others. Dawson’s film and TV credits include Greenleaf (OWN), The Resident (FOX), Chicago Med (NBC), and Empire (FOX).