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Why art? Why not?

I grew up around photography in my dad’s photography business from a early age. He opened the store in Golden Rock Shopping Center in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (1987), the year I was born.. My siblings and I spent our summers there until we all graduated from high school. I remember telling my parents that I wanted to be a gynecologist and I didn’t know what it was until my dad told me, “You want to be a vagina doctor?” Smh! Didn’t know what I wanted to be when I was 17, I knew I didn’t want to be a disappointment. Studied Biomedical technology until I found out that dentist have one of the highest suicide rates.. Second year...

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Below The Waist

This was inspired by a photograph taken of me during my last year in college. Due to hardship, I had to make a decision between my education or a place to call home. I chose my education, I chose to invest in myself and my craft as an artist. Paying for college out of pocket was probably one of the toughest decisions I had to make. I sacrificed the comfort of being able to have my own place. I couldn't justify making it all the way to that moment and not being able to have my degree. A month into being homeless, I received a call stating I was approved for a townhouse. All of my belonging were in storage,...

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