Featured Artists Blog Posts

An Interview with Mary Basmadjian

“Laughter is the best medicine.” AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY BASMADJIAN BTCF: What motivated you to become a comedian? MARY: I always loved storytelling and making people laugh, finally decided to join the two together. I also…

An Interview with JJ Shegog

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.” -Malcolm X AN INTERVIEW WITH J.J. SHEGOG BTCF: Being a former teacher in Chicago, what were some of the challenges you…

An Interview With Alexis Joy

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEXIS JOY BTCF: At such a young age, you created your site Alexis Joy VIP Access, what was your inspiration?  How did you get started? ALEXIS:…

An Interview With Taylor Blackwell

“Art is For Everybody” - Keith Haring AN INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR BLACKWELL BTCF: Whether it’s sketching, creating digital designs, journaling, writing music, playing instruments, or acting: - Do you have a favorite art form? TAYLOR:…

AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIA KATHARINA

  AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIA KATHARINA BTCF: How long have you been dancing and how did you begin your journey into this world of dance? What types of dance are you trained in? JULIA: I have been dancing my whole life. It started…

AN INTERVIEW WITH AVA MORSE

“Be the good” BTCF: How did you get started as a performer and how old were you when you began? AVA: Ever since I was little, I would always be performing. Whether it was putting on concerts in the living room for my family or on…

AN INTERVIEW WITH GG TOWNSON

“Keep moving forward” “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt…

AN INTERVIEW WITH IMANI MCGEE STAFFORD

“I am more than my scars and bruises. More than my sad stories and abusers. I am this heart. Whatever that may be. I am this love. If that means anything at all. I am all of me.” Imani McGee-Stafford BTCF: Growing up in a family of…

AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHALIE RODRIGUEZ

AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHALIE RODRIGUEZ "Your life will not be defined by those who have not lived it, So live." - Miles Carter     BTCF: How long have you been a photographer and what inspired you to become one? NATHALIE:…

AN INTERVIEW WITH ARIELLE BODENHAUSEN

“Leave your imprint to stand beyond your existence” -Abhisarika Valerie Noelle @theeternalchild BTCF: As we all know, we are in an interesting time in our world and finding a silver lining to it all can be challenging. As a person…