The alternative is of course Black reality shows with all-Black casts (and preferably created by Black TV producers) that challenge limited depictions of the Black experience. In the UK, Channel 4’s High Life
— a docu-reality series charting the lives of young, successful, British West Africans — was a strong start. As one of the show’s stars, TTYA founder Irene Agbontaen
, told Harpers Bazaar
, "When the producers approached me, I said I wouldn't want to be part of a show that wasn't aspirational or inspiring," she said. "The Black community gets enough trauma television. We need something that showcases our joys and successes."