Hazel Simpson, an author, and founder and director of Drama and Arts Academy, The I AM Awards, and Sis To Sis Production, which produced the sold out stage play and movie, Sisters and The Shrink. She was born and raised in Jamaica. She moved to New York where she began to pursue her passion and hone her skills for the performing arts. Hazel began her journey on the exclusive Broadway stage in musicals. "Aftertaking my first child to Head Start, and observing the program for the day, I realized my passion for children and teaching. Through witnessing first hand the effectiveness of the arts and how my interest in teaching children developed into a career with joy, I knew that part of my purpose in life was to teach children, both through academics, and the arts", says Hazel
"I worked relentlessly, and after trying many different businesses, and working a second job, Drama and Arts and Sis To Sis Production was birthed."
"In 2014, I’ve decided to honor women like myself who are trailblazers and visionaries…those who have the courage to step out in faith and pursue the challenging, yet rewarding world of entrepreneurship, thus,
I present to you…"THE I AM AWARDS!"