Demetris Ford is an entrepreneur with confidence that is so contagious. The Magnolia, Arkansas native and now Dallas, Texas resident flexes his versatility in various industries from fitness to roofing.
Kendra Robinson, a Virginia native, is a poet and author whose work is centered around self-expression, reflection, and discovery. Through poetry, she invites readers to experience an array of emotions without doubt and void of limitations.
North Little Rock, Arkansas native, Caresse Hickman is an entrepreneur and owner of Lucy Jane Scarves. When speaking on becoming an entrepreneur she says, “I knew I didn’t want to work for a corporation for the rest of my life, so I just had to figure out that next step.” Her experience working in retail—from working the sales floor to management—set her up for success when she decided to drop out of college to launch a business.
Christian Kimbrough is the owner of Revive Minds, a clothing brand with a purpose—educating the community on gun violence and encouraging others to live in their truth. At the age of thirteen, Christian was a victim of gun violence and says, “I was told by doctors I would never walk again, I would never talk again, I would never do half the things that I’m doing right now, I’d be paralyzed. They told me everything under the sun. The fact that I’m here is a real big blessing to be sharing my story.”
Danielle Wright is the proud owner of Dani’s Beauty Studio, situated in the heart of downtown Morrilton, Arkansas. Prior to becoming an esthetician and business owner, Danielle’s world was all about basketball, with goals of playing in the WNBA. “I was so nervous leaving something that I knew like the back of my hand to go pursue something I knew nothing about,” she says. Danielle unknowingly manifested her reality and is now working diligently in a field that was once unfamiliar, creating positive experiences centered around skincare and beauty.
Terrance Vann, also known as Terranceism, is an artist and entrepreneur from Wilmington, Delaware. While enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he began to see the dynamic differences between himself, his peers, and his teachers—privilege, riches, and a lack of authenticity. In this interview, Terrance provides a raw perspective on his journey to becoming a full-time artist, the power that museums hold in the art world, and owning the Black imagination.