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Trailblazers: Meet the Creatives Episode 9: Illfamed, Emcee and Poet

Mi Gente Happy Sunday! After a quick break today we drop the last episode of Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives featuring Illfamed, Chilean-Peruvian emcee, storyteller, and poet who attended the Business of Art Workshop and while juggling family and her creative work has stay focused and determined to complete her album: Sangre, Corazon y Rimas, Today, exclusively in this interview she shared ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives- Episode 7: Visionolic, The Rapper

Mi Gente! Welcome to Episode 7 of Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives series. Today, we share the story of Sebastian, a rapper from Queens, New York, known by his stage name Visionolic. Sebastian, took a leap of faith a few years ago while working as a stockbroker. He has been writing lyrics and recording songs since the age of 10 but ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives- Episode 6 : Nicole Thomas, The Author

Mi Gente! Welcome Back to a new episode of Trailblazers: Meet The Creative series! Today, we talk with author Nicole Thomas who joined my workshop this past November alongside her daughter Mariah (episode 1). Tell us about yourself, who are you and what do you do. I am a Learning and Development professional, writer and workshop facilitator. I am the ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives- Episode 5: Ana B., The Photographer

Welcome to Episode 5 of Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives. Today, I’d like to introduce you Ana B. A Honduran Photographer full of dreams and eclectic energy, determined to leave her mark in the world. Ana was the last to register to my workshop but one of the first ones to arrived and since then have kept in touch with me ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet the Creatives- Episode 4: Vanessa, The Painter

Mi Gente! Welcome to another episode of Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives. Vanessa Peters is a visual artist of Puerto Rican descent who was one of the attendees of the Business of Art workshop. Before the workshop, we’ve met while attending a Proud to be Latina back in September. We connected immediately not just as art lovers but also as Buddhist ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives- Episode 3: Santiago, The Clothing Designer

We continue strong with another episode of Trailblazers: Meet the Creatives. Today, you will meet Santiago Canario, the Clothing Designer. Santiago showed up to my workshop this past November focused, with his dream project in mind, halfway developed and a duffle bag filled with some of his paintings, poems, and samples of his clothing brand. He took notes, asked questions, ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives – Episode 2: Ivette, The Visual Artist

On today’s episode of  Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives,  I interviewed Ivette Urena, one of the Visual Artists that attended my workshop this past November. I am excited to announce that at the end of this month she will be fulfilling part of her dreamed project by having a semi-solo exhibition. More details at the end of the interview. Tell us about ... Read More »

Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives Series

  This past November I facilitated a workshop at WordUp bookstore in Washington Heights, sponsored by the New York City Latina Writers Group: The Business of Art Workshop. I have been the Program Director of the organization and this was my last year in the said position.  While creating this year programming, its founder, Alicia Anabel Santos,  encouraged me to be ... Read More »

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