Erika Alexander is not only an iconic veteran actress; she’s also an entrepreneur, creator, producer, director and activist who utilizes her work to benefit the well-being of Black women and other marginalized groups. 

To that order, she’s now the voice of the new Audible Original, Finding Tamika, that examines the struggles families face when seeking proper media attention for missing and murdered Black women. Exploring the lack of mainstream media coverage, the podcast utilizes the story of 25-year-old Tamika Huston as its narrative vehicle.

Alexander sat down with Blavity to discuss the new podcast, ways everyday people can advocate for the safety of Black women and a bevy of fun musings, including her iconic role as Maxine Shaw on Living Single.