The Black Women and Creativity interview series is focused on inspiring Black women to tap into their creativity capacity. Our intention is to talk to one hundred Black women, from all walks of life, to share their advice on creativity by answering two simple questions.
Brandy Hazzard is a licensed Esthetician and has been one for 6 years. Her creativity spans fashion and beauty. While being a makeup artist , she is a fashion stylist to the everyday woman. Her experience in HR is setting the stage for having her own business as a Beauty Mogul. You can find her on IG and FB (@beautyxbrandy) and Twitter (@BXBChi) Her site is www.beautyxbrandy.com
What does it mean to be creative ?
Brandy: To me it means that you think outside the box to get an answer. A creative is a complex human being. They see the world differently than a logical person. Most see the world in their creative form.
What advice / wisdom/ encouragement / insight would you give to Black women about navigating their own creative process ?
Brandy: Give yourself some grace. Everything will not be what you want it to be when you want it to be. I’ve learned through therapy that I need to give myself grace because everything cannot be perfect. Something will happen good or bad. The same day that you plant your garden isn’t when you will reap the harvest. I’m a mom, fiancé, I work 9 – 5, and own my beauty business. Somewhere in there I have to take care of myself and invest in me outside of everyone else. I cannot be the best if I am pouring from an empty cup.
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