Connect to history: go back to go forward with Hadiya Williams

Connect to history: go back to go forward with Hadiya Williams

Photo Credit: Shantrelle P. Lewis When Hadiya Williams answers the question “Where are you from?,” she can tell you that she was born and raised in Washington DC, “…by way of Johnston County, North Carolina, by way of the Bamileke people of Cameroon.” She is in the...

Find a way to make an impact with Maya G. Pete

Find a way to make an impact with Maya G. Pete

Impact... It’s the thing that motivates New York based writer and body positivity enthusiast, Maya G. Pete. In her Stanford University honors thesis, she wrote about the influence and weight of the “N” word. She pointed to the ways that one word alone has dismantled...

How to get out of a creative rut with Eso Tolson

How to get out of a creative rut with Eso Tolson

"A place to dance. A place to relax."  According to Eso Tolson, Memphis-based curator and hand letterer, those two things may be able to bring you out of a creative rut.  "Creative ruts can be tricky. Sometimes, to get out of a rut you just need to keep going....

Build a strong self image with Kel Cadet-Lyons

Build a strong self image with Kel Cadet-Lyons

photo credit: The Crafter’s Box Kel Cadet-Lyons, Founder and Lead Creative at R-Ki-Tekt, is the chief architect in helping people construct a strong self-image through leather goods, jewelry and tech-wear.  Originally from Nyack, NY, Kel is living on the...