You Glow, Girl: Vashtie Kola

| December 4, 2016
via Instagram @Vashtie

via Instagram @Vashtie

“From time to time, budding artists reach out to either collaborate with or to shoot me. It’s sort of cool because I’ve been able to meet some incredible talents that I’m able to make cool things with. Like – Houston based Photographer, Greg Noire, who had reached out to shoot me a while ago during a recent NYC trip he was taking but – our schedules never coordinated. So, as I recently landed in Houston for my Hpnotiq Tour Date, Greg reached out to shoot. I fought through the worst jetlag and exhaustion to snap some photos and Greg murdered it! From time to time, I get annoyed with the internet – but it’s moments like this that I am stoked on it for connecting artists like us that would probably otherwise never meet based on geography.” – Vashtie.com

via Instagram @Vashtie

via Instagram @Vashtie

“For the longest time I was really upset with my friends for leaving (New York). Like, “Really dude, why? Is good weather actually the deciding factor?” As I’m growing, I understand it more. New York is expensive. It can be difficult. The winters are brutal. I wouldn’t say that you shouldn’t move, but for me this city has been very fruitful.

You can walk down the street and meet someone who could change your life, or give you the opportunity that you never would have had otherwise. I can map out the successes of my life just by moving here. It’s easy to meet people. You see Guru on the street in front of McNally Jackson reading a book. You see Eunis Lee, who runs Unis on Elizabeth Street out walking around. These incredible minds are at arm’s reach. It’s not everyone’s path, but for sure this is home base for me.” – Complex

via Instagram @Vashtie

via Instagram @Vashtie

“I just say, “I’m an artist.” I hate when people—women especially—have to narrow it down. I don’t use the “DJ-slash-model” [label] because it’s so small, and it’s never the full story. I usually just say, “I’m an artist!” I make things. That’s pretty vague, but I’m in the business of making things, and traditionally, historically, artists did more than one thing. Warhol was a painter and a filmmaker.” – Elle.com

via Instagram @Vashtie

via Instagram @Vashtie

“I am very private for the most part. I expose certain parts of me publicly, but I think it’s important to keep certain things for yourself and the people you love.” – Highsnobiety.com

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Pauleanna Reid is a multi-passionate entrepreneur on a mission to help young adults see beyond the limits of their circumstances and create a life they love. She is a Nationally Published Journalist, Motivational Speaker, Author of the novel Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother and Founder of New Girl On The Block Consulting Inc.

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