At TikTok, we are always looking for opportunities to highlight the amazing creatives on our platform. Through this Creator Spotlight Series, we hope to shine a light on our interactive community and highlight how these all-star creators are inspiring creativity and joy every day.

Meet: Emmanuel Duverneau (@emmanuelduverneau). Emmanuel is a 25-year-old content creator whose love for experimenting in the kitchen stemmed from his mother's cooking lessons. Emmanuel shares his passion for both dancing and cooking on TikTok and hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams and continue doing what they love. Learn more about Emmanuel below!

What does it mean to you to be part of the Black community?

It means everything to me. Our culture has inspired other cultures. We are forward thinkers and go-getters. I show people that no matter where you started or how bad the past was, you are in control of your life and you are your own savior, so make everyday count. Now that I have this platform, I feel it is my responsibility to show people that the Black community can positively impact the world by being our authentic selves.

How has the TikTok community inspired you?

The TikTok community has shown me that if you believe in your ability to create, there are people who will support you and allow you to showcase your skills. It has also taught me to constantly evolve and push myself outside my comfort zone.

What are some of your passions on and off TikTok?

My passions are cooking and dancing. On a deeper level, I am an advocate for sustainability and have worked in the solar industry for five years. I also care greatly about mental health and would love to help others struggling with this.

Can you tell us the inspiration behind your content?

My content is focused on having fun in the kitchen and giving my audience a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making food. I want people to know that I was a creative person my whole life, whether that was doing a flash mob with my dance team or joining plays. Now, I express my creativity in my kitchen.

What is your dream opportunity?

My dream opportunity would be to partner with some of the best people in the cooking and dancing industry. I would love to have my own business where I create and sell unique cooking products that could help others discover their cooking potential while promoting sustainability.