Geneva: I’m currently an employed full time artist who is transitioning to all freelance soon. The jump is going to be scary, but probably amazing. I don’t have any current projects now but hoping to launch a Kickstarter for a book project later this year. From teenagedom I made up my mind to make a career out of drawing in some way, shape or form. It feels like the only real thing I have been “good” at growing up.
Kate: Do you have any (other) creative outlets? How do they influence/affect your main work (if at all)?
Geneva: I love cooking and baking. Maybe that is why some artworks have been food based? I’m not sure, but cooking really eases my mind after a long work day, to get started for drawing afterwards.
Geneva: Growing. It feels like I have been growing artistically at a much slower pace lately. It could just be life, with so many responsibilities that have to get done now.
Kate: What's the best compliment you've ever gotten?
Geneva: “Thanks for the representation/inspiration.” There are those comments especially that explain someone’s daughter/friend/cousin/etc has more confidence from looking at my art because they feel represented. It’s amazing. Growing up there wasn’t a lot of black girl rep (and I’m in my 20’s, so not long ago, which is crazy) so I’m happy to fulfill at least a minute amount of that gaping hole that we need.
Geneva: Be an example that other women can follow and be willing to lend a helping hand.
Kate: What is your advice to aspiring badasses?
Geneva: Just keep going and do good work! If your gut’s telling you something is a good idea, try rolling with it.
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