Art is the language of the soul- an unrestrained yet a poised communicator that can say anything and get away with it.
As a woman of color, it’s important for me to create because my story reflects nature. No matter the conditions, what I create as a black woman, as a human, will exude beauty and contribute to the energetic exchange of the universe.
Music keeps me inspired. It’s one of the things that can bring me joy, with no regard of time or space.
In Botswana, Africa. It was my first tour as an opera singer, and for the first time on stage I decided to let go. I let go of any fear, control, expectations, and in that moment I felt more than the audience’s energy. It was as if they were singing back to me. As our experience was woven into each other’s, I made an important decision that I’m still proud of- I fell in love with my craft and decided to follow my passion.
a wide variety, but the top 5 on my playlist are AWOLNATION, Moloko, Kendrick Lamar, Nina Simone and Faure. I know, it’s a very wide variety, but all of these sounds make me who I am.
Live Your life. Own it! Don’t limit your potential. We are human, not subhuman!
Ethnic injustice and homelessness.
During hard times, the best thing for me to do is sing. Singing is like an automatic soul cleanser for me. Sometimes the results don’t come out as expected, but when I sing, it’s as if my soul goes into a hidden room or digs into something deeper to find the remaining hope or courage I have remaining. Though sometimes small, what is given after all is left many times has the strength to turn hard times into seeds of opportunity.