Shannon Matesky is an actress, writer, producer, director from Berkeley, CA, now living in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate from Depaul Theater School, she has worked with theaters such as Steppenwolf Theater, The Inconvenience, Court Theater, Goodman Theater and The Public. As a poet Shannon has been featured across the country as well as HBO’s Def […]
Syreeta Gates is determined to make sure everybody eats! (Literally.) If she’s not working on her podcast, she’s somewhere making sure our young people stay inspired. This is her Creator Story. BLOSSOM: What is the inspiration behind Stay Hungry? SYREETA: Stay Hungy definitely evolved. When I was in high school, I wanted to be a […]
“Anyone can tell a story but not everyone can deliver the story in a clever, captivating, and unconventional way.” Why is it important to have Black women behind the camera/writing scripts? What do you think about the way Black women are portrayed in mainstream film/media? It’s important to have Black women behind the camera and […]
“Everything that I do is a creation and manifestation of something that comes from within.”
Blossom: Tell us about the moment you became a filmmaker. Dionne Edwards: I remember it quite vividly actually, I was 14 and was into writing stories and drama class was one of my better areas. My teacher put me on to a TV workshop outside of school. There was a group of us and we had to […]
Born an artist and a hustler, Taj Omari started pushing her paintings for profit at the age of 5. Though she always perceived herself as an artist, it wasn’t until 2014 that she began to see herself as a creative.
Content creator Raven White produces the art that she wishes she had growing up. With Internet-famed recreations of cultural icons such as Pokémon, Chance the Rapper, Beyoncé’s dancers and most recently ABC’s Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross as the Magic School Bus’ conductor Ms. Fizzle.
Having made her acting debut in the church with the congregation filling the building with applause, Courtneii Ciara knew from that moment she was put on this earth to change minds and hearts with her art.
Vibrant, creative and armed with an old soul, Alexis Harris and her stories breathe honesty and intentionality, despite living in a society that thrives on sex, drugs, social media and reality television.
She owns her own marketing agency. She’s passionate about providing her clients high-level marketing strategy. She’s a creative on journey that hasn’t been easy. Meet Ricquel Jackson. Here’s how she blossoms.