Black Women + Creativity Interview #7 with Asia Monique

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.

Going by the motto “big hair, bigger vocals,” Chicago vocalist Asia Monique is making waves with her lustrous mix of soulful vocals, “traphouse jazz” production and dark elements. I am excited to have her over on the UBG Collective blog for our seventh Black Women + Creativity interview! Make sure to follow Asia Monique on all of her social media profiles.

What does it mean to be creative?

Asia Monique: It means to have an imagination. A dream, an actual vision, that’s being exercised/used. A creative – can give you vision or insight you weren’t even expecting and/or can take a thing that someone was having trouble visualizing and build it out.

What one piece of advice/wisdom/encouragement/insight would you give to Black women about navigating their own creative process? 

Asia Monique: We are so innovative, so intelligent, so creative that we forget. As an entrepreneur/artist, or even in corporate, we are so used to giving our gifts to someone else to further their vision and we forget about our own. Our “why.” I would just want to encourage my fellow sisters to remind them that they don’t have to give all of their gems to someone else. Make sure that you set aside time to focus on yourself as well and that your why is still at the core of what you deliver. 

Thank you for dropping these gems Asia! Make sure to like, comment, and share if you are enjoyed the latest installment of the Black Women + Creativity Series!

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