Welcome to our partnership with our buddy Gabrielle Smith of I Am The Nu Black in London. Her goal through I Am The Nu Black is to “promote positivity and educate people about contemporary black culture.” Stay tuned for Gabi’s unique perspective from across the pond. -Hills
Introduce yourself …
My name is Amma Adjubi-Archibald and I am a blogger at Beyond Beyond, graphic designer, stationery designer, and habitual linestepper.
When I started the Beyond Beyond blog it is was in a time before Pinterest and the blog was a great way of bookmarking the things that I loved and saving them in one digital place.
Also, I don’t really do 9-5 well; the frustration of constraining my creativity and not being able to follow my artistic bliss, meant that my heart was never in any corporate position that I had. I was always the one glancing furtively from side to side hoping that the boss wouldn’t catch me working on things that had nothing to do with the day job. However, in the land Beyond Beyond I had the chance to run free.
Beyond Beyond has now evolved into a well respected blog (I still pinch myself at that fact) as well as it being the home of my social stationery design, it has allowed me to work on lots of beautiful side projects that I would never have been able to get off the ground without this space.
Finding eternity arouses reactions
Freeing excellence affects reality
Fallen empires are ruling
Find earth and reap
Final execution and resurrection
Free expression as revolution
Finding everything and realizing
You got the fear
I’m inspired by …
Music, sound, vision, taste, touch … everything.
My icons past or present …
Maya Angelou for her spirit of adventure and bravery, Oprah because she’s Oprah, George Carlin, Khalil Gibran, and Oscar Wilde. Oh and I guess my mum gets a shout out too, ‘Hi Mum!’
Thenublack philosophy …
What other people think of me is none of my business.
Check me out …
This piece was originally published on Iamthenublack by Gabrielle Smith in London.
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