Inspirational Human: Willow Smith by Pleasant Folk

Willow Smith uses her social media influence as a platform to support other artists. She is constantly posting or re-posting the artwork of aspiring artists and linking their page. She was very vocal at an early age showing the world an incredible example of a care-free Black girl! Willow’s 2014 quote about literature in New York Times Magazine resonated with me on many levels as a reader and creator. Create the art you want to see and be the change you want to see! The media would often try to degrade the free-flowing energy of the Smith children and they rose above it every time. Her quote is full of truth and creativity, with a dash of wit and humor.

WILLOW: You piece it together. You piece together those little moments of inspiration.

WILLOW: That’s what I do with novels. There’re no novels that I like to read so I write my own novels, and then I read them again, and it’s the best thing.

JADEN: Willow’s been writing her own novels since she was 6.

Portrait of Willow Smith from  The Cut  courtesy of Maison Margiela

Portrait of Willow Smith from The Cut courtesy of Maison Margiela

Instagram Take Over with EmpowHER New York! by Pleasant Folk

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I have the privilege of taking over the Instagram account of the non-profit organization EmpowHER NY! I posted a few photos of my artwork and a video addressing social media and visual art. Check out my posts on Instagram stories @empowher_ny

Also check out the Dasie app and website aimed at bringing creatives together on a social media platform that caters to their needs.