April 24, 2017 at 8pm CST is the date for our next #blkcreatives chat. Here’s everything you need to know.
TOPIC – The Truth About Freelance Life
Here at #blkcreatives, we’re all about the telling the truth. With entrepreneurship and freelancing being “in” right now, is it really all it’s packaged up to be? This chat will dig into how freelance life and work looks different for us and how to approach it in a way that builds you and your career up.
WHAT & WHO: #blkcreatives is an agency that empowers Black Creatives to establish the best connection connection possible between their personal development and their success.
Born in April 2015, our monthly Twitter chat called discussions revolve around a specific topic that relates to our personal development and growth as people and professionals.
This chat is extra special because it includes FIVE guests instead of our usual four:
Dometi Pongo is the morning news anchor for talk station WVON 1690AM where he also writes and produces radio features spurring thoughtful dialogue on social, political and economic issues relevant to under-served communities. Born in Chicago to West African parents, his work as a moderator and analyst has been covered in the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, the Huffington Post and several local publications. Dometi also hosts the Brainstorm With Dometi Podcast available on iTunes and all other podcasting applications. Meet him live at the historic South Side Community Art Center in Chicago where he hosts live art exhibitions and poetry readings every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
Tamera Darden is a creative director & product stylist and founder of digital media agency, Darden Creative. Noticing the shift towards digital, Tamera transitioned from wardrobe styling to prop styling, developing and producing visual content for brands including The Laundress, Macy’s Inc. and Harper’s Bazaar. She is also the mind behind the Find Your Light Creative Conference, catered to the savvy, smart creative to help cultivate their brand’s visual identity and content.
Learn more about her here. And follow @Darden_Creative on Twitter.
Jacques is an entrepreneur, designer, speaker, and college professor. He’s the CEO of boogie, a multicultural mktg agency for today’s generation, and the founder of SHADE, an influencer management agency for black and brown influencers. In his spare time, he runs his blog Hustlepreneur.co where he helps young entrepreneurs turn their side-hustles into a full-time business. He’s currently working on his new book, Fake It Make It, which is set to launch later this year.
Learn more about him here. And follow @JacquesHBastien on Twitter.
Tatiana Walk-Morris is a Detroit-born, Chicago-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in Bustle, Vice, Harvard University’s Nieman Reports, and The New York Times, among multiple other publications. She covers multiple beats including business, technology, and communities. She shares freelancing tips on her blog, The Freelance Beat.
Learn more about her here. And follow @Tati_WM on Twitter.
Megan’s a full time freelance writer and content strategist who got her start after a layoff from a job that was stealing her health. Her experiences launching a new career are the inspiration for the community site for freelancers, BlackFreelance.com.