ZEST is not only a public blog, but a personal quest to embrace my own individuality. Not only do I hope to inspire others to develop a unique sense of creativity and sustainable curiosity— I hope to admit my confidence and eagerly express my art. Essentially, I aim to follow my own advice. Whether I post an article regarding the importance of disregarding conformity, or ways of achieving a more eccentric style, I anticipate that it will correspond with my intention for this website: to encourage people to recognize their own originality and become more inspired, empathetic, and compassionate people because of it.

“Wigs,” Lorna Simpson, 1994

“Wigs,” Lorna Simpson, 1994