Edited by Bee Tomlinson
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness, to me, is clean makeup brushes and a late call time.(Won’t He do it?!)
What is your motto?
Trust that who you are is good enough and give ‘em hell.
What is your current state of mind?
Making constant progression and staying focused.
How would you like to die?
Ummm, I actually would not like to die; put me in a freezer when I’m 60 and bring me back out when our president is queer and a person of color.
What is it that you love most about what you do?
I love that my industry is predictably unpredictable. I love that sometimes I have no idea what I’m doing when I show up to set but people believe in me and know I’m gonna kill it. I love being challenged constantly.
If you could have a conversation with anybody (alive or dead), who would it be?
Probably K. Michelle. I think we have a lot in common as far as wanting to always stay true to ourselves and being a boss ass chick. I would love to pick her brain about life and business.
When did you realize that you wanted to be a creative?
I don’t think I ever had some “Aha!” moment. I’ve been creative my entire life. I don’t really believe anybody chooses to be creative or not because either you are or you are not.
What motivates you?
Making my mama proud. Making my siblings proud. Having a supportive wife and friends that are always doing cool things in their fields. I’m inspired and motivated by all of my loved ones.
What do you love about being a woman?
I LOVE how soft I am. Maternal, loving, sensitive and thoughtful. I love my breasts and hips and complexion. I love just about everything about being a woman. I could live without high ass heels and period cramps though.
What is your experience of being a woman, while also being a creative?
Being a creative woman has been pretty good to me. I think as a woman there are just so many experiences we get to be a part of that are just for women. I find it actually more difficult to be a black woman in beauty and in fashion. There’s just not enough of us making moves/noise and I’m often the only black person on set and that’s a little sad to me. I am very proud and honored to represent for us though.