Headspace with Kimi London

Headspace with Kimi London

I was so elated when singer/songwriter Kimberly London agreed to an interview with me. This multitalented artist will soon be making her mark in the music industry. London is a Memphis, Tennessee native and fell in love with music at a really young age. Her first encounter with music was in her dad’s home studio. “I watched him produce songs, and he would tell me stories about how he produced his uncle’s first album,” London said. “It amazed me to see music being made from the machines and devices he used.” One day, London’s dad allowed her to sing the...Read More
The Poetic Balance: An Interview with Myles Ellis

The Poetic Balance: An Interview with Myles Ellis

June 1 marks the beginning of African-American Music Appreciation Music Month. I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many talented African-American musicians throughout the state of Mississippi and the South. I have decided to dedicate the month of June to all the talented musicians I have crossed paths with. I am starting my Music Appreciation Series with the talented rapper/poet Myles Ellis, 23, of Macon, MS. “Music has always been a part of my life to the point where I know my overall well-being has been changed by it. I don’t know where I’d be mentally without it,”...Read More
The Millennials of Dallas

The Millennials of Dallas

We all love some good reality television, right? Then you all should check out The Millennials of Dallas web series created by producer Dorian Payton. After watching the first episode of The Millennials of Dallas, my eyes were glued to my phone screen waiting to see what happens next. I caught up with Dorian a few weeks ago hoping he'll give me some more insight on what would happen next during Season 1 of The Millennials of Dallas, and he simply replied, "Well, I don't want to give too much away," but I did get insight on why he decided...Read More
An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

An Interview with Photographer Chauncey Mangum

I read a quote once from American photographer Ansel Adams that said, "Some photographers take reality and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation." Mississippi photographer Chauncey Mangum is no stranger when it comes to picking up a camera. He knows exactly how to capture the image he wants. He has a keen eye and displays great sense of direction when it comes to photography. One can learn quite a bit from him. Fioreme writer Jarquita Brown met Chauncey about...Read More
An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

An Interview with Portraitist @SydneyVanLeigh

[gallery ids="2973,2974,2972" type="rectangular"] It was a few months ago when American portraitist Sydney Van Leigh Armer moved to New York City after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Mississippi State University. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, the 24-year-old digital content creator and photographer decided to pursue her dreams in photography and fashion after switching her major from Pre-Veterinary Science. Since her career in photography began, Sydney's work has been published in the Streetcar Creative Arts Journal, a creative journal curated by her alma mater. She has also been featured on well-known fashion blogs such as Black Fashion,...Read More
An Interview with Urban Photographer Antonio Barnes

An Interview with Urban Photographer Antonio Barnes

Jarquita met model turned photographer Antonio Barnes about four years ago on Mississippi State University's campus during a model open call. Barnes is a senior Computer Engineering major and has found a new love, photography. His work has since been featured on some of Instagram's most well-known pages showcasing his take on urban style photography. After meeting up with Barnes a few weeks ago, he stated, "I've always considered myself on the urban side, but as I work and progress, I hope to expand." "When I want to capture the moment or the emotion that's being expressed within a photo,...Read More

An interview with artist Timaal Bradford

Hip-hop artist and writer, Timaal Bradford decided to pursue music as a career around 2015 while completing his second degree at Mississippi State University. The 26-year-old Jackson, Mississippi native said some of biggest influences in music are Eminem, Nas, Common, and Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Andre 3000, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. "I'm also influenced by things outside of music, like literature, art pieces, movies, and so on. Anything that compels me to think deeply about it can be influential enough to further my growth in music," says Timaal.  In a recent conversation with Timaal, he...Read More