Unpacking: Black Excellence is a conversation about the black experience and the struggles that exist in trying to attain excellence in a society which has systemic blockades to our progress. In line with International Women’s Day I am introducing the world to Jemmar Samuels a young black woman who is doing her best to do her best while highlighting issues being faced by black youth, specifically women. She’s a writer, facilitator and newly elected Black, Minority and Ethnic Students’ Officer at Brunel University London
Nottinghill Carnival 2019 is 8 months away and United Colours of Mas have already launched their costumes. Kaleidoscope is the theme of the presentation and the colours, gems, and feathers give you that mesmerizing feel. I’m going to walk you through the launch event and show you the costumes carefully crafted by UCOM.
Carnival with United Colours of Mas is a high-end production. Nottinghill Carnival with UCOM is a lavish lifestyle. I spent my Carnival with an amazing Mas troupe and I have the photos to prove it.
In conversation with Isabelle (luminari) who is a visual artist pushing to create unique stories through photography. She explores, she conceptualizes, and she brings to life what words cannot. She is a passionate creative and this is a look into her thought process and inspiration. This is what it is Being Creative While Black.
This is the third interview in this series. This is an exploration of the struggles of the Black Creative in a space where making a living from art is uncommon. This is a showcase of the creative talent that exists around us.
In conversation with Ryan Taíno. A young, talented, focused, black creative who is introducing himself to the world. He is newly exploring what it is to be a Black creative and this is a look into his re-birth,process, and aims. This is what it is Being Creative While Black.
This is the second interview in this series. This is an exploration of the struggles of the Black Creative in a space where making a living from art is uncommon. This is a showcase of the creative talent that exists around us.
There are lots of things that attract the eye but you just look at them and move one. Then there are other things that not only attract the eyes, but they awaken something deep inside you. That is when you know that someday you must have that thing and you put it on a wish-list. My amazon wish-list boasts of many items that i cannot afford but so desperately wish to have. Since i love photography, you can expect to find a lot of things that relate to cameras. Also, since i have natural hair you can find lots of curl-tastic hair products that my hair is just begging to befriend. But what is so fascinating about having a wish-list? Well, a wish-list provides the motivation/impetus to get the items on that list. The items on my wish-list are way out of my budget, but, the need to have those items motivates me to book more shoots and get more money to be able to click the coveted "add to cart" option next to the items on my list. One day i'd like to be able to buy everything i need without having a wish list ... but who knows. There is a novelty to having a wish-list and being motivated to get the items you so desperately wish to have. I've put in this post a couple hair products that i've been lusting after.