Swinging thru with some inspo that I’m still floating on ~
This past Friday, I was a panel guest for a creative discussion with my General Store Inc. friends and family!
This post is listed in empowerment simply because doing these types of things aren’t my favorite. But since reaching a huge milestone, professionally, and learning that I need to come out of my creative shell, I thought … “Aye! Kokayi asked and that means he see’s something there.”
And made a conscious decision to gambatte (do my best) take this as a personal challenge ~
Still decompressing, truly, but I can’t wait too long to tell you al about such an amazing opportunity. I’m truly honored to have been asked to share my creative process and professional life lessons.
Please enjoy ~
✨The Art of the Zag, A Creative Talk
My favorite (self) observation
“oh sh!t! I DO ZAG. I’ve been zagging my entire life … while everyone is zigging”
Best intersecting moment between Goldlink’s creative process and my own
There’s two ~
- Goldlink is externally inspired, I’m internally inspired
- We both put God in the forefront of our process and credit Him for our (ultimate) success
My most favoured question
Q: What mistakes have you made, professionally that helped you realise betterment? (it’s paraphrased sorry >.<)
A: I don’t trust my intuition, my gut feeling, nearly enough. In fact I usually attribute it to being crazy (I have a working definition, don’t worry 😹) and suppress my instincts. But they’re there for a reason … right?! I should trust my own damn mantra to lead with my heart and let logic follow.s
My most considered question
Q: What is your onlyness statement?
A: I’m the only kawaii black chick who can authentically flip it on some hood ish and STILL keep my kawaii edge, to reach people ~
The question I never answered
Q: Name 3 non-artists who influence your work
A: … hold please …
✨Friends, Fam & Good Times!
and just like that … the deed is done!
Otsukaresama desu ~✌︎