Instead of binge-watching Netflix last week, I hope you took that time to tap in with the conversations taking place at CultureCon 2021.
The Creative Collective NYC aka @theccnyc on Instagram officially wrapped up their 2021 CultureCon and this was one for the books! For those who don’t know, CultureCon is a conference for creatives of color to show up as their complete selves and enjoy days filled with workshops, entertainment, and networking opportunities. This year’s conference was titled “CultureCon @ Home” to allow the community to join from the comfort of their home.
From June 7th to the 13th, attendees gathered together and joined in on conversations hosted by known creatives within the community. Speakers such as Michael B. Jordan, Naomi Campbell and Billy Porter dropped gems any creative of color can benefit from! To top it off, the Icy girl Saweetie hosted the event.
CultureCon was created by Imani Ellis to empower Black and Brown creatives. Since then, the team has expanded greatly. Here are the women on the team:
Sunny Dae • Amber Mayfield • Skylar Kearney • Carla DuBose • Kaitlyn Miranda • Kirby Dixon • Donna Gibson • Shareese Bembury-Coakley • Brittney Escovedo • Simone Arrington • Tequilla White • Desiree Talley • Reginae Butler • Arielle Williams • Taryn Peng
Conversations during the event ranged from topics in entertainment to tips for small business owners and wellness. Executive Producer A’Ziah Zola King, Actress Taylour Paige and Director Janicza Bravo are among the many women who were panelists during the event. Chloe X Halle’s interview touched the hearts of many women creators and inspired confidence within them.
To maintain the community-loving energy through a computer screen is a great challenge at this time, but The CCNYC made it happen. To become a part of the community and see highlights from the event be sure to follow @theccnyc on Instagram!