A Shift

I am not a full-time artist. Oftentimes as I'm applying for grants, I see that they are looking for whether you're "all in" with your art or not. I would always have the same response to that notion: I can't do that. I can't be a full-time artist because it's hard to monetize my work (video, poetry, etc)... I can't be a full-time artist because I wouldn't make enough money to support myself in this expensive city... I can't be a full-time artist because being a "starving artist" is not A THING. Not happening... After all the "I can't"s I started realizing that they weren't coming from a place of practicality. They were coming from a feeling of fear, and limiting how much I poured into my wor

Trill Things

Let me preface this photo by saying I am one-third of a collective of artists known as the Trill Effect. We're three Black women who do dope things separately and occasionally together, including exhibits and such. Kind of like a sister-artist circle. We support each others' endeavors and put each other on when we can. Come July, we'll be teaming up again to create an exhibit about the influence of media in the late 90s/ early 2000s titled "For the '99 and the 2000s", and we decided to get a logo created so that we can be corny together with matching apparel. So, here's the gist of it! #trilleffect

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