The scary thing about emotional growth and finally living true to yourself is the relief. I started opening up and sharing who I am, and I began exploring what is important to me and how I voice. I realized that being the gem I am, I do have facets. I have different sides that shine in their own way. In 2018 I began the journey of learning who I am, and in 2019 I am being who I am proudly. Living true to myself still scares me, because deep down I worry that people won’t want to build and be around me once they come to understand my WHOLE self. At the same time, I’m so relieved, it's like the weight of thousands of bricks lifted from my spirit and the parts of me often hidden are now free.
I’m doing the best as I can to explore my foundations and its about time I define the basis of Jadedisland in a visual sense as well. Throughout January into March I’ll be going further into my facets, and well what Jadedisland means to me. The final part is the island itself. So, here is the fun part, I’ll be looking to commission an artist to bring the vision of the island to life by March. If you know someone who does stunning digital landscape visuals, please have them email a quick portfolio and pricing list to Jadedisland@gmail.com I personally prefer to work with artists of color but I’m not opposed to opening up for landscape visuals. I’m excited because besides this there is more in works for Jadedisland than I imagined possible. One of my goals is 4 collaborations a month, so my ideal collaborations fuse writing, art, and fashion style. If you know anyone like that send them my way.
Thank you and stay tuned for the 2019 year of authenticity!