Bringing #ShareBlackStories to Afropunk 2019

There’s SO much to say about this that I just have to let the Instagrams speak.

Ok so boom. I appear at @afropunk for the first time, leading a kickass team on our #ShareBlackStories activation. I dress up a lil. I become a sought after model by AP, The City of New York, Refinery 29. I am surrounded by warmth and love of my #Instagram and #Facebook family. I exchange words with Spike Lee and Elaine Welteroth. I take portraits in between managing the activation. I am alive. #afropunkbrooklyn #afropunk #afropunk2019

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Quite possibly the coolest part of this whole ordeal was running into Instagrammers – models, photographers and brands I’ve followed for several years. Innanet heroes. I love their presences, authenticity, and creative execution. To be able to say “welcome to something i built, can I share it with you?” made me realize I’ve already arrived at that “unattainable” point I was aspiring to. Just because they forged a way and “did it” before me doesn’t mean I am falling behind or running late. I was supposed to meet them on an equal playing field, exactly in this moment. Just a reminder that your journey is not supposed to look like anyone else’s. There is nowhere that you’re supposed to be that you aren’t. We’re right here. #weseeyou #afropunkbrooklyn #afropunk2019

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And we’re OTW to Atlanta to meet more beautiful souls.

If you’re ever curious about how we did what we did, ask me about it! I love chatting about Afropunk.

See you soon, ATL!

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