Rebel With A Cause
As Albert Camus once said, “I rebel; therefore we exist,” thus goes my life. My defiance lies in my quest to rise above all obstacles, and not just to rise alone, but to pull along those who like me, contend with other circumstances.
I grew up in the inner city of Detroit where my family influenced me to not only know how wide the world is, but to also strive for the finer things in life.
Like my grandfather, who composed his own music traveled the country playing; a man who beat insurmountable odds to become a writer and cartoonist; I too, follow my passions of planning, learning, and helping people. I believe that in as much as we’re all human, we are unique in our own rights. I believe that each one of us is a complex artist and as artists, our sole purpose is to use the genius in us to heal the world.
We all sometimes have those moments when a light-bulb goes off and makes us want to get up and do something extraordinary. But…sometimes we are our worst enemies. Fear, insecurities, and the drudgery of life, holds back our inner genius. I have rebelled against that complacency. I won’t let the extraordinaire slip through my fingers.
I believe creating and learning go hand and hand. I taught myself photography when I realized early, that I had a natural eye behind the lens. Indeed, no natural talent gets far without learning and relearning. A strict work ethic is also important in achieving goals. I practice my craft every single day—I basically live it.
I have learned that having a passion for doing something, even small, for the greater good of the universe, is paramount. With everything that is happening around the world, I have always felt like a small hummingbird working alone to put off a huge forest fire. Though sometimes I have been discouraged, I keep going.