Your environment plays a vital role in life. Whether we accept it or not, it is easy to be influenced by our surroundings, both positively and negatively. Unfortunately, sometimes in life, we may not realize the challenges our childhood has caused until we are in a compromised situation. Despite your…


As we celebrate this month of Black history (yes, we know it’s March), it’s vital to take a look at the new leaders and creatives of the new generation. Black creatives are now being presented with more opportunities to share their stories and reach positions that were nearly impossible in…


Building your network is essential, especially when you are a creative. For some, it is easy to find contacts, particularly if your family has connections. Unfortunately for myself, being raised in a low-socioeconomic background, alongside battling a chronic disease, made this a challenge.

My name is Mojisola Aiyekusibe, I’m working…


“You have to do something that scares the sh*t out of you!”

This was Afdhel. A friend of mine that runs a very cool company called ‘Good Is The New Cool’, a global purpose agency called ‘Conspiracy Of Love’ and is a writer for Forbes.

He continued.

“Set a goal…


Words & Narration by Francine Owolabi (1990–2020)

To our dear friend Francine,

You forever changed our lives. Your fight, tenacity and resilience was complimented by your creativity, brilliance and empathy. You introduced us to your beautiful daughter Aryn, who will go on to become the leader that our world needs…


When Michel’ei met the Co-founder, Jai Al-Attas, in 2017 she was 5 months out of prison and told him that her dream had always been to be a chef. She didn’t believe that she had the right to pursue her dreams. Her confidence was shattered by the barriers placed…


After moving from Dallas, Riji and her husband Melween hoped to pursue the stereotypical pathway to stardom in Los Angeles. In her vision, she foreshadowed acting in front of cameras, but never would she have imagined living out her days from the back seat of a car. …


A poem by Douglas Jessop & directed by Duncan McLeod

Although Douglas’ narrative discloses a different side of Douglas, he didn’t always have an inclusive space to share how he felt inside. As a kid, he was raised in a family of 11 and in an environment that didn’t approve…


A young teen and still in high school, Francine immediately lost the support of her family when they found out she was pregnant. Understanding that she was on her own, Francine decided to leave Houston in search of a better way to support her daughter. …


“My name is Tonny St. James. Two years ago, I changed my name after moving to Los Angeles in search of a new identity. This wasn’t easy for me as I quickly realized how expensive it was to live in this city. I navigated this city as a young, queer…

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