April 11, 2016 at 8pm CST is the date and time for this month’s #blkcreatives chat. Here’s everything you need to know:
TOPIC: Dealing With Overwhelm
WHAT & WHO:
My Creative Connection is a platform that helps Black Creatives establish the connection between their personal development and their success in order to create the lives they envision for themselves.
Born in April 2015, MYCC hosts a monthly Twitter chat called #blkcreatives. These monthly online discussions revolve around a specific topic that relates to our personal development and growth as people and professionals.
Each chat features four special guests – here are April’s:
As a graduate of Morehouse College, Brandon unites his passions for business and education as he creates avenues for youth to develop into positive and upstanding men and women. His organization, TheBlackManCan (www.theblackmancan.org), has become a highly revered resource for the Black community and society as a whole. TheBlackManCan Institute has traveled to 11 different states and 19 cities to uplift, educate, motivate, and empower young men of color. He currently serves as the Director of Business Partnerships and Development at High School Inc. in his hometown. At High School, Inc., Brandon has implemented a nationally recognized program he designed around the motto, “Taking students from the classroom to the boardroom.”
Brandon is the author of the critically acclaimed interactive journal, “Define Yourself, Redefine the World: A Guided Journal for Boys and Men of Color.” Brandon has received numerous awards and honors, including Top 40 under 40, Ujima Award for Youth Involvement, Change Maker of the year and was named Next in Class in the field of Education by BET in 2016. Brandon is the Co-Founder of the award winning twitter chat #HipHopEd. Brandon is the host of Building Minds Forever a weekly talk show thats on a mission to shift the culture which airs on AccessTV.org. Brandon’s work has been featured in The Boston Globe, PolicyMic, The Grio, CBS New York and Fox Connecticut. Brandon has also been featured here on MYCC.
Follow on him on Twitter at @brandonframe
Brittany Melton is a selfie-obsessed, Pikachu hat wearing website and brand designer. After being featured by Entrepreneur Magazine and Martha Stewart Living, she applied the lessons learned as a full-time jeweler to her graphic design company, Dear Minerva. Her passion is teaching new bloggers how to utilize good design, systems, and marketing to create authentic, thriving communities. You can find her on the Dear Minerva blog where she teaches the design, and blogging, principles necessary to thrive online…or just catch one of her many rants on Twitter about everything from marketing know-how to predatory online instructors.
Follow her on Twitter at @xobritdear
Follow him on Twitter at @MrShortsCreates
Tasha is a proud Texan, who resides right outside of Austin. When she is not running her company, you can find her in the corner of a local bookstore, buying new shoes, traveling the globe with friends or doing what she loves most; hanging with her sites and niece. It’s rare to not find her building her company or others – it’s truly her passion. She loved running a boutique but she really enjoys diving into the consulting industry. You can see the excitement on Tasha’s face when she is discussing launch strategies, data, eCommerce, customer acquisition and the list goes on. Tasha grew up in a small town, and that birthed her love for shopping small and supporting local businesses. You can see that passion in her work. Tasha has also been featured here on MYCC.
Follow her on Twitter at @ImperfctConcept
MYCC Founder Melissa Kimble wanted to create a dialogue that ot beyond the surface level of being a Creative and dig deeper into the finer details of how we can make ourselves better as individuals and professionals.
TIPS & TRICKS:
– The hashtag for the night is #blkcreatives. Use it in all of your responses and tweets to others. The host (@blkcreatives) will ask a series of questions using Q1, Q2, etc and you will use A1, A2 to respond to the question.
– Highlight and share who YOU are during the chat. Not what you think others will find “cool” “insightful” or trendy. No pressure here, we’re family.
– Actually respond to all of the questions. – Interact with panelists and other #blkcreatives throughout the chat, retweet your favorite quotes and SHARE!