I am an indie creator, author, writer, photographer, curator and social critic. I enjoy creating, curating and engaging interesting art. I critique art, pop culture and sociopolitics.
Gradient Lair is a personal blog and womanist space that I created, developed, published on and curated from 2012-2015 (and tweeted 2013-2018). It is about Black women and art, media, social media, sociopolitics and culture. It is accessed and referenced daily, all over the world, on 50+ U.S. college campuses a day, till this day. Most importantly, it reaches Black women who are not in formal academic/labor spaces. The journey is very difficult, but also a learning process in many ways.
Drift Sojourn is my current photography work since 2013 and is colour, cuisine and culture. I center this space on food photography, but create photographs of many subjects. I have several years of professional photography experience prior to Drift Sojourn as a pro photographer for over a decade; I created portrait, event and wedding photography, wrote articles and was published. However, my current focus is food photography, celebrating its art, detail (i.e. macro) and culture.
Cinemacked is a space that I created in 2015 where I engage the entertainment, aesthetics and sociopolitics of good film and television. I support many Black actors and Black directors, but I also discuss a variety of types of film and TV shows that I enjoy, in general. I curate film and TV show recommendation lists; I write essays on TV as well as film reviews. I also do live tweets during shows. It is a happy space for both fun and smart times; for both entertainment and a critical look at media.