Black&Gifted is a platform where creatives who identify as black can thrive, be heard and be supported. Founded on June 1, 2016 by Terrionna Brockman, Black&Gifted seeks to create positive change within the black community. It is important that we have the opportunity to speak our minds, display our talents and make valuable connections.

| Terrionna Brockman

I created Black&Gifted shortly after graduating college. I felt that there was a lack of black representation in the arts. I followed a great number of black art blogs on social media, but was never able to connect with other artists the way I wanted to. There was always a fight for exposure on those platforms and I didn’t feel a sense of community. If there’s something you wish existed then create it, right? With that being said, I decided to create my own space where I could connect with other talented artists who look like me. Black&Gifted is a platform where those, like myself, have the opportunity to speak on their passions, display their talents and make connections.

I am a graduate of Arkansas Tech University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Spanish. I like to think of myself as a creative. I’m interested in a plethora of things. I have many talents and I’m always searching for ways to utilize all of them.