Never have I ever worked on a project quite like this. I’ve worked with many friends, many of whom are uber-talented Creatives. Filmmaker, Ogechi Musa is no different:
However, this is the first time we’ve recorded ourselves having such a revealing conversation on the economics of being a “starving artist,” creating for the sake of creating, and where she finds inspiration to create award-winning projects:
1. Feature film, “Friction”, centered on a community-led revolution against police brutality
2. “The Hodge”, featuring Cleveland-based artists of color who are using their artistic platform to save their artist-living space
3. “Midst,” a story about two interracial lovers and their struggle between self-identity and societal conformity.
Catch our entire conversation here.
I remember the summer that I came up with the name GoKnowWear like it was yesterday. I yearned for a name that cautioned you of the mixed bag of ideas I was about to express:
The ‘Go,’ my travels and places on my wishlist, the ‘Wear,’ the garments that find their way on my skin, but the ‘Know’ was always the challenge. I often questioned:
“How do I talk about things I’m interested in, in ways that would interest others too?”
Think-pieces offered a clear and appropriate answer, but even those felt somewhat surface level. I felt I could do more, but what exactly? As you would imagine, my answer came with trial and error.
What began as a quest to teach myself video creation and editing, has now turned into sharing the stories of Creatives and Entrepreneurs. All too familiar with the uncertainty and the long-game, the ascension and the failures along the path of creating a great business, I felt a sense of duty to give others a space to share more than the polished, success story–the grueling parts of building a business.
Thanks to this beautiful thing called Al Gore’s Internet, Oz Rios was the first owner of a creative business I met with. Here is his story.