"We are a way for the cosmos to know itself." -Carl Sagan
Most people know me as a Navy Veteran and successful Speaking Agent for Charreah Jackson, author of the upcoming book Boss Bride and the Love & Relationships Senior Editor at ESSENCE. I'm a firecracker and I'm definitely spicy!
What most people don't know about me is that I have struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for over a decade. I graduated college with my business degree and without debt in 2012, but I didn't go to my graduation because I felt too alone to celebrate earning my degree. I realized I was trying too hard to be happy on the outside because I didn't have joy on the inside. I really wanted inner joy but my actions were focused on my outer appearances instead of doing my work to heal the pain I carried with myself. Now I practice self care daily through meditation and time in nature in my backyard in Charlotte. This self care has given me the space to channel my inner joy through bright colors and interesting textures.
Painting lets me tap into the inner light that I want to feel and show on the outside and to bring it to you: forever. I create art as a fusion of inspiration and intention to pour my soul and light into each piece for you. To interpret what wants to been seen in our universe and to give it to you. To remind you of your inner light and of what you can channel in your spirit to bring yourself joy. I paint and create to share joy and remind people who are in pain that they're not alone. YOU are powerful and owning one of my pieces is a reminder that we're our most powerful and joyful selves when we're connected to each other.