A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, UK became imaginative and full of life. She dreamed of exploring the world. She earned her AA in TV/radio broadcasting from Coahoma Community College (valedictorian), her BA in radio/television/film from Clark Atlanta University (highest GPA in major), and her MFA in screenwriting from National University based in LaJolla, CA (top 10%).
As a former news writer, producer, and editor of ABC News Bureau, Inc., UK Dorsey expands her writing career. “I write to empower the masses, specifically women who are victims of violence,” she commented.
From 2000-2010, UK was founder/CEO of imAVio STUDIOS, a multimedia company specializing in indie films, TV commercials, photography, and graphic designs.
In 2004, she wrote, produced, and directed Intercession: A Celebrate Recovery Story, a short film about a young mother’s addiction to crack cocaine and her family’s struggle to help her become drug-free. Since its debut, Intercession has been a high demand for local and national churches implementing the Celebrate Recovery Intervention Program.
In 2005, she escaped to Japan, lived as an English as a second language (ESL) teacher , and plotted her own death. As suicidal thoughts saturated her brain, she fought back with laughter. Her phenomenal experience inspired her award-winning 2010 book, Kill Me Dead: A Memoir.
In 2008, UK released her first independent feature film, My Soulfa (shot in Atlanta and Republic of Panama), a drama that tells the story of Gabrielle Garcia, an estranged daughter of a famous Latin jazz singer, who creates a life of promiscuity by luring men to get what she wants — a child. However, Gabrielle’s obsession with becoming a mother and her survival as a nightclub singer yield to her painful past.
In 2009, she launched a webisode travel show, Couch Hoppers, which features two women filmmakers following their dreams by traveling the universe and documenting it all in just 48 hours. No reservations. Only passports, book bags, and a camera. Daring. Scary. Downright hilarious. Destinations include Japan, Senegal, the Netherlands, India, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, France, Honduras, and more.
As a sought-after writer-consultant-editor, UK helps her clients maximize their greatest potential.
UK is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Atlanta Screenwriters Group, and Atlanta Writers, Authors, & Publishers.
She lives and plays in Atlanta, Georgia while her talents take her all over the world.
Her motto: TO WRITE IS TO LIVE