Videographer, DJ, Producer, Digital Designer, and Writer ... You're a wonder woman! How do you do it all?
I just can't keep still. It can get a little overwhelming because I'll take on so much, knowing it's too much and end up needing to take a step back for a while. I've gotten a lot better, though. I still have this urge to create any and everything 24/7, but I realized in order for me to achieve my goals and have some sense of longevity, I had to get serious about time management. It honestly just boils down to time management.
Can you tell us a little bit about Obvious Propaganda, what it is, and why you started it?
Obvious Prop is my baby. It's a music-based media company that mainly focuses on highlighting up-and-comers. It initially started as a page on Tumblr that ended up taking a life of its own.
What's it like being a female DJ? What advice would you give to aspiring female DJs?
It's been an incredibly supportive environment. I have been given opportunities and tons of advice to keep growing which I really really appreciate. I would say for anyone aspiring to DJ; get to know your audience, learn how to read a room, and document everything.
Who has been your favorite person to interview and why?
J.Prince, no doubt. Getting a chance to sit across from one of the pioneers of Texas Hip-Hop was a major milestone for me. On and off-camera, Prince gave me some gems that I can walk away with and apply to my life. The Rap-A-Lot family was extremely welcoming and they embraced me, allowing me to take my time and get to know them.
What do you love the most about the Austin music scene? What needs to change?
For me, the Austin music scene has been an endless rabbit hole. There are so many different pockets and collectives. I love that any time there are 20+ shows happening of any genre. I like diversity and being able to pick and choose based on the vibe I'm looking for at that particular moment. I also like how connected the scene is. For what needs to change, I think there are a lot of spaces that have untapped potential and I would like to see the community come together to tap into it wholeheartedly.
How do you see the effects of 2020 (COVID, the fight to dismantle white supremacy) affecting the creative world and affecting you as a creative?
Things are moving so fast that I can't really make a definite statement, but I think 2020 is going to force everyone to experiment as well as find ways to truly connect with one another and their audience. Really connect.
How do you define an "ally" and how do you become one?
An "ally" is a creative we support wholeheartedly and supports us and other allies back. It's not hard to become an ally. If we see you're putting in work and we have the resources, we're going to help get the word out there. We've got an open-door policy. Everyone is welcome for questions, feedback, etc.
Do you follow astrology? Can you tell us about your natal chart?
I'm more into omens and dream interpretation. Astrology is a bit much for me, so I have my friends who are deeper into that do the heavy lifting for me. The most I can tell you is that I'm a leo.
How does it feel being the interviewee vs. the interviewer?
It feels different for sure. As an interviewer, I'm more prepared with my own research. As an interviewee, I'm not sure what to expect. I spend more time analyzing my words. It's actually kind of funny.
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