I'm Erika Mays
, Actress and Content Creator residing in NYC and if you are seeing this welcome to my campaign, a place where all support toward my creative goals are accepted and appreciated. Here's a little context:
I decided to go after this career in 2015 when i packed up as much as my Hyundai could fit and drove to the big apple. I started working on 8-10+ hour sets doing background work for major TV shows like "Blue Bloods", "Bull", "Younger" (and no i didn't get to met Hilary Duff), and "The Breaks" just to name a FEW. I worked up to being a stand in, getting cast in student films, all while working a full time job, and attending classes, surviving in New York, and auditioning.
Currently, I've made tremendous strides in my career which include starring alongside Cate Curtain (Orange is the New Black, Homeland) in the new dramedy web-series “Amsterdam Ave.”, giving a stellar performance in the Season Finale of “The Perfect Murder” (an Investigation Discovery classic) and my role in “Blue House Slave”, alongside Taral Hicks (A Bronx Tale, Belly) contributed to the short film becoming a Newark Film Festival Official Selection in 2018.
I say all this because who was once a small town girl that wreaked of low self -esteem and never believed she'd make it out of her unsuccessful surroundings, turned into one of the most confident, motivated, and resilient creators i know...ME. If your'e still reading this, it is because this story has inspired you in some way and this is exactly what is in my spirit to continue to do for others---and for life. I want to create and be part of passion projects that influence, inspire, motivate and spark change in our society.
My passions are bigger than myself, so any contributions made to this campaign will go 100% toward making these goals a reality. Sponsorships, organizations, businesses and individuals are all welcome to support. If you cannot contribute financially, please forward this link to others who can (that is still a contribution, and it is greatly appreciated).
Stay connected with me on IG and Twitter @erikasway_ and on Facebook @TheErikaMays so you can see what I'm up to. Also, let me know that you have contributed and I'll be sure to shout you out!
My sincerest thanks to everyone for your support.