iamthenublack: Arts educator + musician SiairaShawn

Introduce yourself

I am SiairaShawn, aspiring Renaissance woman. I am a singer, songwriter, performer, purveyor of aesthetics, and arts educator.


Favourite song lyric

It is extremely hard to pick one, but for now

“We’re all the same, but all so very different, divine by design, it all intertwines.”

-Bilal, All Matter


Iā€™m inspired by

Everything. The sunshine through the trees, my friends, my family, culture, history, creatives, not being mediocre, LOVE.



My icons past/present

Past: Nina Simone, Paul Robeson, Donny Hathaway, Audre Lorde, Michael Jackson.

Present: People who embody total love and dedication to their craft and work for change and my Mommy šŸ™‚


Thenublack philosophy

Never settle for mediocrity. And be unequivocally who you are, it will make your life better and that of those around you.


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