We had the good fortune of connecting with Anisha Monae and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anisha, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I choose to pursue an artistic or creative career because I know in my heart I will be happier. I’m not built for normal jobs and time passes by too quickly. I pray everyday for time to create for my loved ones and myself outside of work. If work fulfilled me artistically and creatively then I would have more time for my family.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art started as something mostly personal. My personal art tends to be more dark so it sets it apart from others. I’m more proud of anything I have more creative freedom over. Although with rules I still like to find where I can add my own style. I got to where I am today by putting myself out there and being transparent as much as possible. This is super hard for me because I tend to be introverted and sometimes it feels like I never have time to myself to decompress. I’ve learned so far that you should always always speak up for what you want, things only come to people who take imperfect action. If you have a dream chase it
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love amusement parks! So assuming this situation is post-pandemic I would take said person to Elitches! Roller coasters and edibles all day. After that I’d go to 38th for The Original Chubbies and then back downtown for some dancing. Also still assuming this is post- pandemic maybe hookah after. If we were going site seeing I’d go to 3rd bridge where there’s no city lights to see the stars and enjoy the creepy vibes or hike lookout during the day!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mom is my biggest role model for being positive and being myself. Although she’s always there for love and support, she pushes for me to be independent and to learn how to carry myself in the world.
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