Here’s a long overdue share of my grad photos, shot by Mark Williams and Maia Chloe.
I’m not here to discuss extra credits and my professors 📸: @questionmarkk (whose edits I will share; I’ve been tinkering with the ones you’ve seen 👩🏾🎨) 🐎: Meet the Traveler of my dreams, Cheyenne! She has a big attitude but was kind enough to let me pose with her. HUGE thank you to Mark, Chanel, Taylor & Maddy for helping me make my wildest dream for grad photos possible. #USCgrad #USC #USCMascot #FightOn #FTFO
The Black Series// What’s top of mind for me right now? I walk the stage again all weekend (had 1/4 commencement ceremonies tonight) go on an insane, Instagram-worthy adventure, and then truly continue my adventure at Instagram. Working on the platform that has inspired so many people to connect and share grad memories is a huge responsibility; working with teens is, too. I’m excited to graduate, get back to work, learn new things every day, show little girls they can, and discover the elusive post-grad balance 🤨💖
🎶Heard that you’re a student working weekends in the city🎶 I’ve spent almost every weekend at USC pursuing my professional photography side hustle in LA. Through freelancing & launching my own brand, I’ve shot @gabunion @yvonneorji @thereallailaali @michaelbjordan @kerrywashington @tpain @tonygoldwyn @annehathaway @issarae @johnlegend @kofisiriboe @lancegross @uzoaduba @lavernecox while working 2-3 jobs, 10 total professional roles, maintaining an honors GPA, studying in 3 programs and supporting my community. I’m the Black Class Salutatorian and this week, my family will see me inducted into the Order of Troy 🙏🏾🥇#HesAble #AndThanksDrake #USCGrad
🎶 I gotta watch my back cuz I’m not just anybody🎶 Isaiah 54:17 – “ no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” ⏪ This verse was prayed over me during my high school graduation party. Isaiah is my late grandfather’s name; he was a Senator & chief in Nigeria. Joy, his wife, was my grandmother and namesake, who battled breast cancer. I never saw or knew them, but I am proud of them. And I hope they see me prosper against these weapons, traumas and struggles and are proud of me. 💖
🎶Now the American experiment begins with my friends all scattered to the winds🎶 So proud of these ladies, Taylor and Haley, for graduating, stunting, working hard to get their college degrees 🙌🏾 They inspire and amaze me, they’re killing it in their fields and on the field and I can’t imagine life without them ( so I’m not going to)! #AlsoToo #Right #UMMM #mmmkNO #CanYouNot #WhatWereNotGonnaDo #ImGonnaNeedYouToNot #KThanks
Grateful to these photogs for capturing such an important moment in my + my friends’ lives.