Culture Con is one of the fastest growing festivals created by Imani Ellis, focused on providing a space where the future creators of color can fellowship, learn, and be their best black self. If Issa Rae’s “Rooting for Everybody Black” phrase was a physical manifestation, then Culture Con would be it.
“Immeasurable, un-fuck-wit-able, caring, Intelligent, and compassionate”—a few adjectives LeBaron Ahmon, formally known as Baron Amato, feels describes him best. A man of many talents, the self-published poet switches hats between actor, musician, writer, and production gawd. The Mobil, Alabama native, now a New Orleans resident, attributes his upbringing to molding who he is, but it was the colorful culture of NOLA that nurtured his creative talent, and provided him with a budding career.
Being an actress of color isn’t a profession that comes with ease, nor an endless amount of opportunities for beginners, but that hasn’t stopped newcomer Andrea-Rachel, who recently landed a reoccurring role on Power. You may have seen her in Mack Wilds’ mini-series debuted on Tidal to promote his recent music, or the 2016 independent Drama, Ugly. We sat down for some girl talk to discuss Power, how she’s booked multiple lead projects, and being a West-Indian actress raised in the states.
Recently I went on an entertaining read of why I dislike people being so concerned with others weight, particularly about those endowed with a few rolls or stretch marks. Any time I discuss weight, I try to uplift and be realistic but also promote self love. I was inspired to share with you a few reasons why my challenges with weight helped me growing up.
“So… you’re a ‘virgin’ virgin?” is a question I’ve been asked multiple times in disbelief by my peers, followed by a series of reactions either reducing my womanhood to a thirteen year old adolescent, orridiculing me for waiting for so long and even being laughed at. I always feel reluctant and a bit awkward about being a twenty-four year old virgin.