"Take your time, don't rush anything... but always stick to your instincts. Because at the end of the day, you are here for a reason. Otherwise, you wouldn't be here. And a lot of people can't be here right now. So I pay homage to them..."- Jow
"We consider each other as family. We keep each other focused on something. We both respect each others craft. We feed each other with positive energy and give each other the proper feedback whenever we have projects involved. We're homies so we both have to make sure that we're up to par. It's all about being mentally and physically strong. Always keep it real and be honest with how you feel.
These are the key ingredients to our success as a team."- Johnny & Neemz
"I've been drumming for a couple years. It's a side hustle that helps me budget my films and live. Film making is what I really Love doing.
People have always tried to bring me down but all it did was make me stronger and better today... So I encourage everyone to be who you are and don't allow others to discourage you. You don't have to change for anyone."- Rachel
"I've always been into writing. It's something I grew up doing. But there was a moment in my life where I stopped writing for years. During that time frame, I felt like a piece of me had died. And it hurt really bad. Like I had lost my passion for a minute. Now I'm finding myself again through my writing.
My real name is Alonzo but I changed it to Bali. Bali was a nickname that everyone use to call me when I was young. I never knew how to spell it up until now though. I went on the internet one day and discovered 3 ways to spell it and 3 different meanings. I chose "BALI" because it means paradise and happiness which is what I'm pursuing right now."- Bali
"So I've been hoarding music that I've been writing for years. So I've decided that this year is the year that I'm going to actually put it out. It's hard because this is like a puppy that I don't want to give away (laughs). But I'm excited because everyone that I let hear it has given some real positive feedback.
As a message to myself and others, everyday is an obstacle. Like in the morning when I wake up to a negative thought. I have to dissolve that s***, ya know? So I look at everyday as a timeless thing with constant self-improvement, constant working, constant growing, etc. That's always an obstacle. Get over yourself! (laughs)"- JuJu
"So tomorrow is my birthday, I'll be 22! If I could stand face to face with who I was 10 years ago, I would say... 'You're beautiful..'. See, in middle school, everyone had a boyfriend. I would see all the girls getting gifts from them and everything. All I wanted back then was a boyfriend. BUT then I realized that I was putting too much time into boys and not enough time in those books! So I would tell my 11 year old self... 'You're beautiful... you got this one day... you're going to bloom into a wonderful young lady and you don't need a man to do so'. (smiles)
I feel like I'm destined to be somebody. Like, I feel like I'm destined to achieve my goals such as being on Broadway. Like, that's one of my biggest dreams. Not being able to achieve that is one of my biggest fears.
My inspiration to pursue theater came from growing up in the church. They would have these Easter plays and stuff. So one year (I was really young) they ended up casting me as the mother of the church in one of the plays. Just being in front of the congregation and performing gave me this adrenaline rush. I Loved it! And that's when I knew this was something I really wanted to do."- Amanda
"... I'm a bartender, massage therapist and I do an online nude talk show entitled "Naked Intelligence". The show was made To prove to the public that nudity isn't necessarily a sexual thing and to learn to be comfortable with ones own body. Like, we challenge people to raise above the sexual part and use your intelligence to understand what we're really trying to communicate. We talk about politics, art, relationships, sex, etc.
There's a lot of taboo from being nude. A lot slut shaming coming from both sexes. This is why we made the show..."- Nicole
"... I mean to be honest, I don't really set goals. Like, goals? I don't know. Like it just seems like when you set goals, you focus on it too much and then once you achieve it, you end up unsatisfied again. So I don't really set goals. But at the same, me being a creative, we all have that struggle where you ask yourself 'should I work a day job or do I chase my dream?'. That's really the biggest battle I face everyday, ya know? Like granted, would I like a little more money in my pocket? Would I like a more consistent check? Absolutely. But I enjoy my freedom to be out here. I didn't have to ask for any days off or anything like that. I'm out here to make money then head back home on Saturday. And I'm not looking forward to this shoot I have to do on Sunday but I have to make moves. So you see, it's just that daily struggle of whether you chase your dreams or work a 9 to 5. A lot of people give up on their dreams because they want stability. That's why I'm not married with kids because I don't have that stability. BUT, I'm excited. I Love my life. I'm my own boss and I call my own shots..."- Q
"Right now in my life I'm just trying to keep my sanity, my mom currently has cancer. I was struggling going back to school. I recently got kicked out so I got myself a place on my own and I'm 23 years old! I'm just pretty much trying to survive by myself. I don't have much family in San Antonio which is where I'm from. My mother is my life right now. She's fighting for her life and I'm just trying to be with her every step of the way. And not too long ago (I would say 6 months) a guy who I consider to be a brother to me passed away from cancer. So cancer is a really big thing in my life right now. I'm just trying to stay motivated and stay positive right now, ya know? Like, I just want to put my energy into something that means something. And the statement I'm making out here means something. I'm here to show people that beauty isn't just one size. I'm a big woman who weighs about 195, 5'6 and I'm going to show people that you are beautiful in the skin you are in. And if you don't like it, then change it. Do something. But yea, acceptance is where I'm at in my life..."- Keyla
"God brought me out here to style. I came out here not expecting anything, ya know? I just came to see all these beautiful people and maybe hopefully inspire someone and make them happy through my outfit.
What I've learned from my past is to make mistakes and fail. Do not be scared to fail man. Fail as much as you can! And if someone tell you to stop; take that "S" off of "stop" and take it to the "TOP"."- LAM (Legend Already Made)