Every WEDNESDAY we'll get up close & personal with a fave from the community to highlight all of the amazing work they're doing and get some insight on their processes! This week we're chatting with SWS Creative Director, Owner of Alanna Fields LLC and Pratt MFA Candidate -- Alanna Fields!
Last night, as I was dragging myself to bed after a long day of "entrepreneur-ing" I did a final scope of my Twitter feed... and it was abuzz. I was quickly reminded that the Golden Globes were on as my timeline engaged in discussion about looks, plot lines and deservedness. I haven't had cable in ages, so my consumption of awards shows had decreased significantly... along with my tolerance for mediocrity and the accolades that always seem to uphold it.
Either way, I happened onto Twitter after Oprah Winfrey (my queen of all things production) had been honored as the first African-American woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. A moment, a reminder that 75 years later and she's still a first for something black women have been doing for lifetimes...achieving is our thing.
“Has this year been trash for you, too?” was a resounding question for 2017. Sure, there were highlights because...balance, but one could reasonably argue that the scale was tipped in favor of basura. No bueno. If you can’t relate, I’m happy for you - now excuse the rest of us as we crawl out of our holes and give this thing another whirl. I’m sounding off a crucial call to action. Let’s leave trash behind us. After a solid year of dumpster diving, I have decided that enough is enough! It’s time to start anew! Let’s get ourselves ready for a new chapter, and let’s do it together.