The Blk Alien is essentially who I am. Even though it's now cool to be seen as "different" and "weird", those are things that I've struggled with for as long as I can remember. I've always been an outsider, I never belonged or fit into a specific group or subculture. The younger version of myself would usually hide the "real" me in order to be more accepted. Now that i'm older, I've learned to embrace my quirks and the things that make me who I am. Self acceptance is something that we all should come to terms with at some point in our lives. Once we start to let go of our fears and insecurities, we can start to blossom into the best version of ourselves. 

I've wanted to showcase my art and creative side for a long time. I would show little bits here and there, but never on a larger scale. The Blk Alien is essentially an ode to myself and a celebration to many others that feel the same way I do. 

A little background about myself: 

I've been a student of art, writing and design for as long as I can remember. I would sketch, make short stories and sew clothes for my dolls as a child (most, if not all work was done in private and not shown to others). As I got older, I realized that I was interested in fashion and wanted to pursue that as a career. I have a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, but ultimately my passions lie in art and poetry. Fashion can be so perfect and superficial, which started to not make sense to me. Art and poetry can be beautiful, but raw and ugly at the same time which is more appealing. Most of my artwork is focused on people of color, female empowerment, liberation, and mental illness. I want to reduce the stigma of some misconceptions that people have of groups that are often misrepresented. 

I hope you all enjoy this journey. 

Sincerely,

The Blk Alien 🖖🏾