Over the last year or so, myself and a small team have been working to build an organization. It’s called AWKNG and the goal is to claim back the three areas of academics, media, and mental health for the kingdom. We launched one of our initiatives called AWKNG TV. It’s basically a Christian TV network/streaming […]Read more "behind the design: tnap – awkng tv."
Lately I’ve been thinking about creativity and what it takes to go to the next level. Why some projects feel blocked and some feel like they have free rein to flourish. That question has always led me back to one thing, trust. Now I want to put a disclaimer that this is my observation on […]Read more "There is no creativity without trust"
I love going to art museums. I have two in my city where I live and I’ve been to both more times than I can count. I love them because of the art of course. It’s beautiful and inspiring. I also love them because when most people go to museums, more specifically contemporary ones, what […]Read more "the creative beauty of risk."
I’ve pondered this question many times in my life. In fact, I’ve found myself wrestling with feeling insignificant if the answer is yes. That if everyone is a creative, it somehow makes me less of one. That my artistry is no longer validated when it’s shown amongst a million others as opposed to a thousand. […]Read more "Is everyone a creative?"
2020 has been one of the craziest years to ever exist. That’s no surprise. During quarantine, a lot of racial injustice erupted. As an African American woman, I knew I wanted to use my voice but I wasn’t entirely sure how. I began to wrestle with this idea I had for a video called “Goosebumps”. […]Read more "bts – goosebumps."
For years I’ve been a fan of Bethel Music. Ever since I heard the song “closer”. The group, label, and musicians have radically changed the way I worship. More recently, Bethel Music artists have been putting out individual projects and I’ve been so intrigued to see the direction they’ve headed. I was expecting the same […]Read more "Why I love the New Direction of Bethel Music"
Sunday Afternoon by Georges-Pierre Seurat , is an oil on canvas piece that was created in 1884 during the impressionist time period. There are three things in particular that I love about this painting. Number one, the lady in the right hand corner has a monkey for a pet it seems almost arbitrary to point […]Read more "dissection of art: sunday afternoon."
Has anyone ever struggled with postpartum depression but creatively? Not a depression that comes after childbirth but a depression that comes from posting, showcasing, or finishing something you’ve worked on for a while. A depression that comes after birthing something so to speak. Not knowing what’s next. Not knowing if you’ll be able to top […]Read more "postpartum depression… for creatives."
The thought of me trying to write about, the often cited as the epitome of American literature, Great Gatsby is a bit terrifying and burdensome. Luckily I’m only required to write about why I like the book. I could talk about the sheer beauty of Scott Fitzgerald’s writing, the novel’s use of characterization, or even […]Read more "dissection of art: great gatsby."
I recently met and became friends with a designer in Amsterdam. We realized quite ironically that we have sort of mirroring lives. Upon meeting her, she expressed how awesome it was to meet another female designer and then on top of that to find out that I’m African American. I didn’t realize it until then […]Read more "diversity and the creative industry."