As artists looking to build a platform to share our work, we can often get distracted by what the outcome might be. Sometimes, our ego’s desire to be validated externally can get in the way of our true purpose, the purpose of why we create in the first place. If your intention is coming from a pure and loving place, it’s important to stay in the present. There is always love in the present moment of what you’re doing now. I hope this serves you. xx Manulani
I had the pleasure of sitting down with the incomparable Vara Ayanna, founder/CEO and designer of Thriftqueened, Get Kinged and Maruaders. We talked fashion, art, systematic racism, getting in Formation, and Kanye West’s $53 million debt. Enjoy but also pay attention. The woman is incredible.
You can call me an optimist, but I like to think I’m just hopeful. I find that losing yourself and finding yourself is one of the greatest human experiences we could ever endure. There’s something about self-awareness that fascinates me so much. You can also call me self-involved, but I like to think I’m just in touch with who I am.