A High Prairie mom has been chosen for the National Screen Institute’s TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators program. Jennifer Calliou is one of 40 content creators who were chosen to do the online training program. Those chosen will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top Indigenous creators on the platform.
The mother of three is an artist and a child and family services social worker. In a release, her content is described to “find humour with the hope of creating laughter on your worst days, and relatable content with the hope to inspire a fire within whoever is viewing her videos.” She is described as being inspired to accomplish her dreams because she once did not believe they could be attainable, let alone possible.
The program is designed to empower Indigenous creators to grow their TikTok following while building their digital careers. The program highlights storytelling traditions to a global audience.