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iamthenublack: Alexis of What The Fresh

AlexC introduce yourself

I’m an Aries with a passion for the arts ha ha, no but seriously I’m a very shy and particular person so I tend to write a lot, writing is how I express myself. Whether people read my writing or not it’s how I stay grounded and focused.

fav lyric from a song

My neighbor likes my clothes, but hadn’t seen me with my scars exposed

– Neighbor, Gnarls Barkley

I love the song because it talks about people wanting what someone else has or wanting to be like someone else but has no idea what the other person has gone through. I’ve always found ego and pretension to be very interesting. We should all be careful what we wish for when it comes to envy and learn to love ourselves as we are.

who and what inspires you?

Anything of substance and meaning inspires me. I find beauty in almost anything that has some type of positive message or meaning to offer people. The sound of children laughing also inspires me; it evokes a feeling of responsibility. We have to make this world a healthier and more conscious place for our youth.

icons past & present

Nina Simone, Debbie Allen, Carolyn Haynie (My Mother) and Kaki King, all very talented women who took/take no ones B.S. My icons are simply talented and educated women who can hold there on.

the nublack philosophy/mantra according to

Destroying stereotypes and breaking barriers… The wait is over.