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an animated series

"When the sudden disappearance of water, their main life-source, threatens to upend a vibrant utopia, Blaze, an intrepid teen must save their community before it’s too late. Created through a unique collaboration of artists, land, and housing activists, Mine is an animated web series that explores the difficult and worthwhile fight for the community you love."


In 2021, I had the honor of providing the voice for Blaze, a Black nonbinary teen and water protector, in the pilot for the animated series MINE. The pilot premiered at TRIBECA this year and is an official selection at the New Orleans Film Festival and Louisville's International Festival of Film, in addition to winning the Artizen Grant. Check out the trailer on the left (featuring my voice alongside seasoned actor Russell Hornsby) and click on the icon below to visit the website for MINE to learn more about the show, Rise-Home Stories, and showings. 

This is Our Rainbow
audiobook w/ penguin random house

My voice is featured alongside other talented voice actors on the audiobook of this brilliant and game-changing anthology for middle-grade readers. This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us is "the first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and" other fantastic authors. 

You can find my voice in the following stories:

  • "The Makeover"

  • "Paper Planes"

  • "Guess What's Coming to Dinner"

  • "Menudo Fan Club"

The audiobook is available for download via your local library or for purchase via Penguin Random House, Amazon, and more! Click on the icon below for more info:

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Mystery Recipe
america's test kitchen podcast

You can find me voicing Chip the Chipotle Chili Pepper and Legs the Chicken Thigh on Mystery Recipe, a children's podcast produced by America's Test Kitchen. Check out these characters by clicking the players below!

Mystery Recipe: Season 3, Week 4, Episode 1

"A Nice Spice"

Imani Russell as Chip the Chipotle Pepper

Chip the Chipotle Chili Pepper - America's Test Kitchen
00:00 / 06:14

Mystery Recipe: Season 3, Week 7, Episode 1

"A Leg Up on the Competition"

Imani Russell as Legs the Chicken Thigh

Legs the Chicken Thigh - America's Test Kitchen
00:00 / 03:53

Girl Tales
feminist podcast

I have had the fortune of doing voice work for Girl Tales for over 2 years, on several of their podcasts! Click on the player below for an excerpt from my collaboration with them and fellow writer and friend juliany f. taveras, and click on the titles for other examples of our work together.

Girl Tales: Something in the Breeze

by juliany f. taveras

Imani Russell as Jael

Something in the Breeze - Girl Tales
00:00 / 05:33

Other titles:

Neruda on the Park

by Cleyvis Natera

Imani Russell as Luz


Big Green Theater: The Movie!

w/ Superhero Clubhouse

Imani Russell as Mayla the Alien

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