about me · Reflections

to be loved

Have you ever felt that you need to do something or create something that not only makes your momma proud but also makes your friends happy they know you? I am not sure what that feeling is called but I am at that place. I want to give my folks something to brag about and give my tribe I reason to say they know me. I want to be able to put Birmingham on in a big way. As much as I am a behind-the-scenes, I am excited about displaying my work. It is a strange dichotomy: I want my craft to be loved and accepted but I have to learn to not care if it’s not. Everything I do is not going to be for everyone. The need to be accepted is such a difficult, natural human emotion to situate into everyday life. However, like I just confessed to a friend, I am at a time and place where I just need to follow through with my intentions. I have always been artistic but never truly embraced those tendencies to the point of calling myself an artist. I have claimed to be a “creative” but I must welcome and accept the title of artist knowing that what I do, I will excel and thereby make my momma proud.

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