The Black Women and Creativity interview series is focused on:
- Lifting up Black women’s wisdom on creativity and the creative process
- Inspiring Black women to tap into their unique creativity capacity
Our next interview is with Keiaundra Pree. I have had the privilege of mentoring K for the past few years and am excited to introduce her to the Unbothered Black Girl Collective! Keiaundra is a twenty-eight year old founder of two companies, K. Assistant and KaiWai. K. Assistant is a virtual assistance company that caters to women solopreneurs. Kai Wai is a natural skincare company that promotes healthy spiritual and mental well being.
Creativity is ______________.
Keiaundra: Creativity is self-expression on a higher, more intimate level. Creativity is a more natural way of expressing emotion.
How do you express your creativity?
Keiaundra: I love to express my creativity through singing, dancing, writing, and also through soap and candle making.
What advice would you give someone who feels like they are stuck in a creative rut?
Keiaundra: There is no wrong way to be creative. So don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Creative flow happens naturally and that would almost be impossible to achieve under stressful situations. Breathe. Just let your mind wander without too much focus on any particular thought. Whenever I feel that I have hit a wall trying to come up with different creative ideas, I go somewhere alone and allow myself to take a mini-break to calm down. I remind myself that I can not function creatively in a crowded headspace. So my advice is to slow down, take a couple breathes, and watch the magic happen.
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