Do you follow people who make you feel lousy? Unfollow. You should use your social media to build a community, find inspiration, and express yourself. You shouldn’t use it as a subtle form of self-harm. You owe it to yourself to keep your feed curated with your best interests in mind
Fake it til you make it! You gotta tell yourself that u a cute lil mamma even if you don’t believe it at first! Put on some Gaga, a cat-eye, and look your gorgeous self in the mirror. Dye your hair pink. Hike up those shorts. UR CUTE HUN. Put on a glamorous clay mask. Laugh at yourself. Watch 8 seasons of drag queens feelin' themselves and let their confidence influence you. The most important voice that you will encounter every day is your own. Train yourself to be compassionate and loving to yourself! You are beautiful.
OWN IT ✨
How Design Live 2018 was by far the largest and most expansive conference I've been to. The four-day event featured talks focused on design, packaging, branding, and marketing, but also topics that go beyond these such as strategy, negotiating techniques, intellectual property theft, and pitching. I was able hear about more subjects than I had been exposed to in a conference setting like this before. I felt myself gaining a deeper understanding of design and marketing throughout the whole experience. Read More
I had a fantastic time at my second Crop Baton Rouge conference. ✨ Despite Crop being a fairly new and small event, this has been my most rewarding conference experience so far.
Some of my favorite presentations came from local entrepreneur extraordinaire Jordan Hefler, the quirky lettering duo Pandr Design Co., and small business power couple Hellcats Inc. to name a few. It has been so valuable for me to hear from creatives who are open and excited to share not only their experiences, but their strategies around pricing, business growth, and client relationships. Read More
Recently, I had the pleasure of creating the poster art for TownFolk's third annual Victory Festival in addition to leading the art show and silent auction portion of the event. This year's festival theme was "flora and fauna" based on the growth and abundance currently at the garden. It means a lot to me to be able to help sustain the Victory Garden, which was created in Jillian Johnson's honor, through this yearly fundraiser.
The art show and silent auction was full of dozens of donations from local artists and businesses. I'd like to highlight a few of my personal favorite pieces: Read More
Halloween is the most magical time of the year to be in New Orleans. By late October, the weather is finally feeling brisk, houses are decorated spectacularly with skeletons and cobwebs, and an enchanting mood sets over the city. Everything feels just a little more dreamlike. Read More
For a few years, I spent my Halloweens visiting a group of friends in New Orleans in their magnificent Victorian-style home on St. Charles Avenue. The house was lavender-colored with huge ceilings, dazzling chandeliers, black wrought-iron lined balconies, and a ghost who, on occasion, left kisses on the downstairs hallway mirror. It was in this larger-than-life house that some of my favorite memories were made, dancing barefoot throughout the night in the hazy smoke of the fog machine to some of our favorite psychedelic songs.