WHO IS DIJA HENRY?
Hi, I'm Dija and I'm an actress and filmmaker on a mission to tell stories that inspires a more compassionate world.
WHAT UP? My name is Dija Henry and it’s nice to meet you. In my life I play many roles such as mother, wife, actress, author, director, teacher and filmmaker. I love to tell stories that inspire compassion through various media. My favorite is through acting, writing and filmmaking with my production company The Blue House. I've been acting in professional theater, film, commercials, print and voiceover work for over 15 years.
Years ago I began creating my own content after I got married and started a family after completing my B.A.’s in Theater and Biomechanics from Purdue University. I feel like creating content saved my sanity! It was such a wonderful outlet to explore my creative voice and connect with other adults while I raised my babies. It gave me the confidence to produce my one woman show, make movies, work with brands, write for publications, speak to audiences, travel and share my message of inspiration with the world.
I’m also passionate about helping the next generation of storytellers develop their voices which is why I co-founded The Blue House with my husband. Together we teach film and music camps to kids ages 8-18.
While I begin creating I started to notice an integration between art, mental health, spiritual growth and community happening. I began to notice that the work I was creating was centered around diverse inspirational stories and fostering healing conversations. I am passionate about developing content that shares the truth and inspires compassion.
Below you can read a more official bio if you'd like.
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Dija received her B.A.’s from Purdue University in Acting and Biomechanics. It sounds like a unexpected pairing but it just affirms her love for acting and wellness.
She has been a professional actress for 15 years performing in theater, film, commercials, print work, and voice-over. Want to see what she's done? Learn more here.
She has written and performed several plays including her one woman show Sweatpants & High Heels which was a featured show at the International Diva Festival. She had the privilege of performing all around Midwest as well as in New York.
Dija has also written, produced and performed in several short films that have screened in Los Angeles and Midwest festivals garnering several award nominations. Whether it's performing on stage, screen, commercials, print work and voiceover, Dija brings passion, creativity and her unique perspective to all of her work.
A ten year veteran of online content creation, Dija has worked with brands such as Target, Hallmark, Mila Magazine, No Compromise Magazine, Grit & Virtue, The Influence Network, and many more. On her blog or her Youtube Channel you will find Dija creating content that inspires the creative soul.
Dija recently started The Blue House with her husband where they teach kids ages eight to eighteen how to make short films from story concept to red carpet as well as mentor kids through music production from idea to iTunes. She brings fun and tons of energy to teaching kids how to be creators not just consumers of content.
Alongside her work as an actress an filmmaker, Dija believes in serving her community. She is currently an volunteering the Felege Hiywot Center through the Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps. She uses her online experience to help in the areas of brand awareness, social media commuication and developing programs for the second generation immigrant and urban youth.
Recently, Dija published her first book "I Dare You Not to Compare Yourself to Others" and has been requested to speak at several women's events. She likes to think it's because she brings fun to everything she does.
Her favorite films are those that inspire the human spirit.
"If you hear a voice within you say 'You cannot paint' by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
-Vincent Van Gogh
WHEN MY LIFE IS IDEAL I AM:
Enjoying a healthy/body/mind/ spirt full of energy and LOVE
Growing closer to God
Traveling with my family on inspiring and beautiful trips
Leading a highly skilled, passionate, wise, innovative team in making a difference in the world
Living Debt free and building wealth in a fun way
THIS OR SOMETHING BETTER!