Through multiple talents and a wide array of hats, I am an independent individual who dances to the beat of my own drum. Creating my life – all that occurs within it and where it goes next. Listening closely to my internal voice and the moments in life that pull at my heartstrings, this is how I approach existing in the present and the next steps I take. A driving force of these steps are an organic passion in the arts, technology, and the power of entrepreneurialism. These subjects enliven me though it is also empowering to dash in unexpected encounters outside of my every day realm.
Along the way of exploring the crafts and skills that exhilarate me, they transformed my career which spans across multiple industries. Such as from the silver screen in film to digital screens through programming. There was never a defining moment where I entered the “adult world”. My entire youth was encouraged to go after what motivates me – despite what others think or whether permission was granted. In this way, I continue to have harmonious relationships & happenings both personally and professionally with beautiful people around the globe.
Beginning with the desire to hone my communication skills through the art of dress, I studied apparel design and haute couture construction that connected me to the world of fashion. This is where some of my earliest experiences were in the Fashion Maisons of Paris, France during Paris Fashion weeks. This later translated into character and story development through designing costumes for photography, film and television. Along this path, I was a winner and finalist of several design competitions and the mentee of incredible mentors that expanded my vocabulary and craft in all things art, communicating through the multiple senses, and wholeness that comes from within oneself.
I made the choice to jump into the drivers seat of my life more intentionally as I taught myself web development during the time I became a home health aid for my father. Both humbling and disciplined was this era, though despite shifts in gear to my life experience upto this point, my eyes opened to life alternatives than what was previously known. I became re-aligned and more discerning in what the next chapter of my life and crafts were to be. This is the path I currently am on – many of which are sharing my own creations & worlds with the shared world in an interactive style. Moving outside the comfort zone and inviting others to join me along the way. Where is it going next? It is not fully defined though unfolding every moment, which is an exciting way to create an environment that is a mix of our deepest desires and things we may not be able to imagine yet!
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Connecting Cultures & Empowering Each-other.