Committing To What Makes Your Heart Sing
Azure Antoinette is a commissioned poet, TED Speaker, GRAMMY™ Considered recording artist, entrepreneur, and arts education advocate. Forbes named her the "Maya Angelou of the millennial generation" in the highly acclaimed Most Powerful Women in the World Issue. We were fortunate enough to chat with Azure about the evolution of her style and of her career, and unsurprisingly, she left us feeling uplifted and inspired.
WHAT HAS YOUR STYLE EVOLUTION BEEN LIKE?
My style, Lord where do I begin?! I cannot be sure what was happening in the early 2000’s, but honestly - what were we all doing. Being a lesbian, it can be a tough road - style wise. We tend to do something very terrible to our hair, then vacillate between a back-up dancer for B2K or some horrendous version of the LWord characters in the early OG seasons. I did ALL OF THIS. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to embrace the style that has fully developed today. And thank the universe, because I don’t cringe when I see my outfits today, back in the day - Jesus be a blindfold.
IF YOUR CLOSET COULD SPEAK WHAT WOULD IT SAY TO THE WORLD?
New button down collared shirt, who dis?
WHAT SURPRISES YOU MOST ABOUT THE PATH YOUR CAREER HAS TAKEN?
IF YOU HAD A MISSION STATEMENT FOR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Whatever is for you, will never pass you. Stay present, unwrap that gift.