A brave woman, fearless and ready for a new life packed three kids into her car and headed for a new state. I moved to Des Moines initially when I was three years old. Mom was trying to start fresh and carve out a new life for us kids. We lived up the street from a daycare center, so it was only natural that we went there as mom put in hours at work. My sisters and I were the only white kids at the daycare center, most of the daycare was Black. All of us kids would gather in a room at the daycare and dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller video together, we ran together and played.
I continued to love HIp Hop and when I was in middle school I really embraced Hip Hop culture. On days when I could I watched In Living Color and MTV and loved the bold style and colorful personalities. Being immersed in Hip Hop culture growing up has had a major influence on my art today. Currently I'm working on combining the look of edgy graffiti with fine art to produce something that I'm passionate about.
I fell in love with Hip Hop culture and to this day I love the vibe of Hip Hop. Hip Hop is a way of life, and has rich roots steeped in tradition.