Alum reflections: 💙
#FlashbackFriday to 2012 with Baby Bee 🐝📸. Sometimes you have to sit back and remember how far you’ve come! For those that don’t know, I went to school for photography and film at @vcuarts. I took a chance on my dreams and my goals early on, and it wasn’t an easy task at all. Coming from a Caribbean background 🇧🇸 🇭🇹, you’re somewhat influenced to become a doctor/nurse/lawyer early on, and that was the first of many hurdles to overcome. Being the only woman of color in my major for my graduating class also had its challenges, to say the least, but it taught me early on that our differences can help you stand out, and the power that Art has to unite people. Would you believe me if I tell you my portfolio my first year was full of landscapes and still lifes? 🤦🏽♀️😭. One of the lessons that stick with me to this day was my professor @shanerocheleau made us photograph our fears. My fear was speaking to strangers because I was very shy (kindve still am), and he forced me to get out of my comfort zone. Who knew that seed he planted would lead to where I am today, where now all I do is photograph people? 🤣!
What fears have you faced to make your dreams a reality??
Special s/o to @paulcbuffinc for making an appearance early on in my college career! 💡
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