Through managing a dance studio, hosting my own reoccurring fashion segment on TV, styling people’s wardrobes both celebrity and non-celebrity alike, I accomplished a lot but not without incredible internal struggles. Because of those struggles, I launched my podcast Live Sick Die Ill Podcast to help people through their daily struggle by talking about topics that can bring a lot of clarity during a rough time in life.
Not everyone is an artist at heart but whether I like it or not it is who I am and once I accepted the lifestyle, it beautifully cemented my passion for all things aesthetic in all facets to help me express myself. In fact, my passion for design/creativity bred itself in all forms: style, architecture, home decor, online branding, dance, the list goes on. The way you can create culture simply based off creativity and experience is what I live and breath now. People say “enjoy the journey, not just the destination.” In my eyes, the best way to enjoy the journey is by staying weird, staying true to you, and expressing yourself freely! Who cares what others think? Not us here!
Born and raised in Dallas area, I always had a unique sense of style compared to the people in my “Top 10 Best Suburbs in America To Live In” peers. I grew up a competitive dancer turned professional dancer - performing was my life. Hip Hop was a big part of my life and a lot of what I wear is rooted in that world.
I lived and breathed the dance world. I even went to a military-like college and got a BFA in Dance Performance. You could say I established a very professional way of life attending one of the strictest performing arts colleges in the country. I immediately moved to Los Angeles and WHAM! I got slapped in the face hard with its culture. I fell in love with the west coast, the style, the vibe, the people, and quickly knew I had found a piece of my soul that was missing here. This palm tree filled opportunity driven city engulfed me like a love letter.
During my years residing in the City of Angels, I’ve been through a lot of life… a lot of self growth from my childhood, a lot of pain, a lot of personal accomplishments, and it’s been a mission of mine to bring others through their introspection, personal growth, and self expression.