Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson

Positive Role Model Award

Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith: Sponsor The Open University

Nominee Profile

Location: Birmingham
Talisha Johnson, known professionally as Tee Cee is a presenter, writer, and filmmaker known for her colourful style, youthful nature and passion for Caribbean heritage.

Diagnosed with Autism aged 27, Tee Cee first revealed her diagnosis in her documentary ‘Too Autistic for Black’, which was commissioned by Warner Bros. Discovery as part of their Black British Unspoken series for Discovery Plus. She hosted at the Birmingham 2022 Festival as part of Commonwealth Games, which became the largest cultural programme to have accompanied a Commonwealth Games.

Achievements include nominations for Debut Director: Unscripted for the Edinburgh TV Festivals - New Voice Awards for her debut documentary 'Too Autistic For Black', the Royal Television Society’s Breakthrough Off-Screen Award for her stellar TV and digital concepts, including a 45-episode short-form series ‘No Offence But’ released on BBC Three’s socials and the 6-part iPlayer dating intervention series ‘My Mate’s A Bad Date’. Tee Cee has also been named as one of the Top 50 Influential Neurodivergent Women.

Outside of TV, Tee Cee can be found inspiring the next generation through professional speaking and digital content creation through her platform 'Not Your Average Girl', which supports young women in the TV and digital sector. Her passion for inclusive storytelling continues in her written work and aged 16, she wrote and published her debut children’s book ‘Snow Black, the Seven Rastas and Other Short Stories’, which was re-released in 2019.