Who is Savannah?
My name is Savannah, I'm 20 years old, and my pronouns are she/her. I am originally from Haiti, but currently reside in Boston, MA.
I grew up having a grandfather that was a writer, and I always felt like I would follow his path. Writing became my passion once I got to college then I realized that this is something that I want to do for as long as I can.
How do you define a creative?
I define a creative as a person who is able to produce something that makes them happy. If you can create something that is limitless and beautiful then I think that individual is a creative. Anyone can be a creative; whether you dance, draw, do photography or videography, etc..
Why do you create?
I create because it allows me to tap into my creative mind and gives me the ability to explore the different facets of my artistic sides; Creating is an outlet that provides me a certain piece of mind that I do not find in anything else. I create to feel closer to my ancestors who were creators themselves. I create because at the end of the day, this is my passion. I create to inspire others because if at least one person writes my content and feels like they’re not alone in whatever it is that they’re going through, then I know that I did something.
Why is it important as a Black woman to create?
As a black woman, it’s important to create because this is a way of showcasing and amplifying your voice, your ideas and opinions. It’s also a way of dismantling the mad black woman stereotype. I’ve seen multiple black women create amazing things that display their frustrations, their fears and everything that they carry inside. Creating for us is like discovering this piece of ourselves and we hold on to it. We create to provide representation for the younger generation and the ones to come.
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