The Messanger

My name is Leiyana, but I go by s0ftlei (softly) for now. I’m a 24-year-old artist currently based in the Bay Area.

A balance of spirits 

My name is Kami, and I am a non-binary self-taught digital artist from South Africa.


My full name is Ashley Wangui Gatimu. Wangui is the name of one of the nine Kikuyu (Kee-Koo-you) clans; it’s also my grandmother’s name. My last name means “sharpshooter” in Kikuyu. I wanted my art to not only be Black centered but centered around our heritage.

Sharing the love

I am a self-taught multi-media artist from Houston, Texas, currently based in Philadelphia.

Beyond the physical realm

I am Hayfa, a 20-year-old 3D artist based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Brooklyn uses their art to explore their gender ambiguity.

Frame of Mind

My name is Car. I am 23 years old, reside in Denver, Colorado, and occasionally branch out to Tampa, Florida.

Digital Footprint

CJ Myles, also known as COJO, is a digital illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer operating out of Toronto, Canada.

A subjective view 

It is my belief that art is always subjective.

Blue Beauty

My name is Helena Nana Ama Sackey. I’m 23 years old, based in Ghana, and a final year university student, a catalog model, an artist, and I also photograph sometimes using a phone.

Never look away

My name is Kanmi Olukanni; I am an artist that works with charcoal and graphite to achieve realism in portraits.

A true natural 

Diene, who commonly goes by Dee, is a contemporary visual artist and an NFT artist.

Honest Black Stories 

Hello! You can call me Momo or Afro; either one is fine by me. I am a multidisciplinary cinematographer and photographer born and raised in New Jersey. I’m Sierra Leonean, and I am currently based in the Los Angeles area.

The Artphrodite

I am a 23-year-old traditional artist from Singapore. Ever since a young age, I have always loved drawing and playing around with paint.

Born Again

Heyy, my name is Anita Fumega, and I’m a 17-year-old artist.

More than just a hobby 

Hello, my name is Eunice; I am 21 and a self-taught artist.


I am PencilArt Sam or Artcoholic.

Beauty in the Outliers 

Wafa Khalifa is a self-taught multi-medium artist based in al-Bayda, Libya, and a drawing trainer at AOOC.

An Emotional Experience 

I’m Jeb, a traditional and digital artist from Chicago!

Lights, Camera, Action!

I’m a Sudanese photographer and graphic designer based in Dubai, UAE.

Horn of Africa

I am Eyob Bezaneh, a self-taught digital artist and photographer in Ethiopia.

Sou Ni Tile

My name is Abu. There are countless narratives and experiences building day by day within us, and I feel art through any medium achieves a form of personal expression that we may find difficult to delineate normally. We may come from polar opposite extremes in every regard, but our differences should be a way to communicate and connect with each other, not push us away.

Stranger than Fiction

My name is Mark Owoola (I use M3RK as my pen name), and I am a 22-year-old graduate student at the University of Missouri.

A Level of Finesse

My name is Ethan; I go by Gthan on social media.


Hi, my name is Cindy & I’m an artist from the Bronx. My brand, YDNIC, reads my name backwards because it’s a representation of me and what I’m inspired by. 

More Than a Picture 

My name is Khyron, but my friends call me Khy. My parents got my name from an old Japanese Anime called Robotech. I’m a 22-year-old photographer and raised in northern Louisiana and currently enrolling in MNSU.

The Missing White Woman Syndrome

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUS) database, over 600,000 people go missing in the US every year. Yet, despite the vast figure, a majority of missing persons cases are solved. Still, thousands upon thousands of cases go cold, leaving loved ones in disarray. The fundamental problem is the racial bias in media attention, otherwise known as the missing white girl syndrome.

Trust the process

Kai (@dontclickartist) is a multi-media artist based in Dallas, Tx.

Reoccurring Themes 

My name is Harerta Teklu. I’m a self-taught digital artist based in Ethiopia. Art began as a hobby for me—just scribbles and sketches as a child.

An escape from reality

I am an opportunistic young individual trying to take on the world like a storm.

All things COVID-19, your questions answered

Founder Mohamed Eltayeb speaks to Glahnnia (Renee) Rates, an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on all issues surrounding COVID-19.

Spread the light, be the lighthouse

I’m Lumi. My name comes from the French translation of light: lumiére. I once got a fortune that said, “spread the light; be the lighthouse.” And from that day, I made it my mission through my journey and my art to be that light for people. To shed light on the corners of our minds and our society and to bring a sense of peace.


Hello, my name is Alen

Constant change and growth

Hi, I’m Daniela Anchia, and I’m a communication and visual arts student.

 Human Behaviors

I am a student at Middlesex University, and I am 20 years old.

Changing Lanes 

Hey, my name is Keven Bernard, and I am 21 years old from north Newark, New Jersey.

Urban Culture 

Yoooo, this is Ju, and I’ve been in the art world since I was 5.

Garden State

Hi, I’m Saif and I create portrait drawings by either inking in dots or lines.

Tree of Life 

The name is Aleana, but my brand is VISUALLLEE.

Yoseatsume Blues

My name is Abu. There are countless narratives and experiences building day by day within us, and I feel art through any medium achieves a form of personal expression that we may find difficult to delineate normally. We may come from polar opposite extremes in every regard, but our differences should be a way to communicate and connect with each other, not push us away.


Hi, I’m Sonu! I’m an Indian digital illustrator based in Bangkok.

Freddie’s World 

Before you ask: no, I don’t belong to Freddie Mercury’s family. Unfortunately. But I am a 20-year-old girl from Portugal who is not ashamed to be her true and most authentic self, as Freddie Mercury was.

Enter the Void

A little bit about myself; I love making colorful, trippy visuals.

October Morning

Ki is a self-taught artist that started drawing in elementary school

Calculated risk

I go by SJ, and I’m a film photographer located in the tri-state area.

Having his way  

I’m a digital & traditional artist.

More than a game 

I’m MJ and I’m a self-taught artist.

A simple reminder 

My name is Jazz, a 26-year-old traditional oil painter from a small town in South Carolina.

Supply and demand, America’s opioid crisis 

America’s longest war, the war on drugs, has been lost. The opioid epidemic for years has shifted the lives of countless individuals and has continued to worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic, hitting a record high of overdoses.

Earned It

My name is Randa Gahima, and I am a visual artist based in Silver Spring MD.

Find Your Love

Hi, my name is Anthony; I’m a 19-year-old artist based in Miami, FL.

Best Version

My name is Elicia Aceves, and I am an oil painter.

Muscle Memory 

Hi, my name is Rue! I’m a hobby artist from the USA who studies psychology and works as a microbiologist.


Layla El Odat is a Jordanian-American artist, self-taught illustrator, and overall creative.

Brown Girl the Brand

My name is Trinity. I’m a 21-year-old poet, YouTuber, and all-around creative from Atlanta, Georgia.


My name is Sabha, and I am a 20-year-old portrait artist based in the UK. I have always thought of myself as an aspiring artist from a very young age.


Hello all, I am currently, at this moment, a 22-year-old Afro Latino from a small city called Lawrence, Massachusetts.

In the midst of chaos 

In the midst of chaos, be comfortable with yourself.

Superhuman abilities 

Hi, my name is Rakim. I’m a Canadian-based digital artist and creator.

Da Vinci 

I’m Mic, a 14 years old realism artist, and I am from the Philippines.


Steven is an illustrator/painter based in North Florida.

One Piece

My name is Emily Echevarria, and I am a 24-year-old central Florida artist.

Blue Pomegranate

Firnita is a story enthusiast from Indonesia.

Creativity Overload 

Hi! My name is Annique Earlean, age 20, and this is my art.


Howdy, my name is Kenneth.


My name is Sam Bellenger; I am a 22-year-old artist and graphic designer from Cornwall, England.

Angel’s Love Language

I’m Angel, a multimedia artist based in New Jersey. Growing up, art has always been a form of therapy for me.

Creator of Worlds

My name is Tre’von Beaubrun-James. I am a West Indian-American artist born in New York but later relocated to Connecticut.


I am 22-years-old, and I have been an artist my entire life. To me, creation is a healing process that helps to deepen my connection with my own intuition.

Seven Pounds

My name is Omar, better known as el T4nqu3, and I’m a young digital artist born in Italy.

Cloud Haze

I’m Cloud, a 23-year-old queer artist from Oregon.

Act for Afghanistan

The tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan are disheartening to witness; now is the time to act and support the Afghan people. The refugee crisis is quickly growing as the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates each and every day. There is tremendous uncertainty as to what the future holds for the people of Afghanistan; here’s what you can do to help.

Refiner’s Fire

Hi, my name is Abdelrahman Elzaki, and I’m 24 years old; I study biomedical engineering in Cyprus. 

In his DNA

My name is Adrian Gazcon; I am a 22-year-old Mexican-American artist, born in California but raised in Indiana. 

Mirror on the Wall

I’m Alliya, an 18-year-old aspiring artist from the Philippines.

Reds, yellows, and blues

My name is Imani Dudley, and I’m an eighteen-year-old, self-taught, traditional artist.

Poetic Justice

Justice Thompson is a 19-year-old college student from Kansas City, MO.

Intense Vibrancy

My name is Dae; I’m a Black, Nonbinary 24-year-old artist living in Texas.

Victory Lap

My name is Gregory Kendricks, also known as “DarkMan Gee!” Or “Gee!” for short.

Resting Places

Hi, my name is SRRYNOTSRRY; I am a multidisciplinary artist in my early twenties that focuses on visual arts, music, and audio engineering. I currently provide audio engineering/ music production services, and my artist portfolio is linked on my website.

The Artistry of Courtney

My name is Courtney Jacobs. I’m a multi-medium traditional artist from Houston, Texas.

Love Galore

Veli V is a self-taught artist from Jamaica Queens.

Wants and Needs

Hello! I’m Selah Fong, and I’m an abstract artist as well as an actor. 

Magic in the Air

I’m Brenda, a 23-year-old graphic designer, and illustrator from Mexico.

Upsetting Energy

Hi, I’m Pavan, a 19-year-old aspiring artist from London, UK.


My name is Kayla Underkoffler and I’m a 22 year old autistic artist from CT. 

Range and Frequency

I am a 21-year-old artist, and I experiment a lot with color and ink.

Mixed Fashion

Hi, my name is André (but I’m known as Cydr on art social media); I am from the south of Brazil, and I started making art six years ago.


Cancer treater by day; picture taker by night.

Risking It All

My name is Taia Norwood, aka ‘Shoota,’ owner of TNVisuals photography.

Madness in the Method

My name is Hannah Gebhart (Gebhartist); I am a 20-year-old artist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


My name is Ayinde Hall, and I’m an artist/animator from Houston, Texas working primarily in the realm of comics and manga!

A hushed explosion

I’m Dom, the artist currently known as BA$H. I’m a 23-year-old Afro-Jamaican raised in Miami, Florida, specializing in abstract pen and ink drawings, digital pieces, album art, and traditional canvas paintings.

Homesickness in the post pandemic era

Menna Soliman is an Egyptian filmmaker and a current student at Northwestern University in Qatar. She has won an award for best photography during Northwestern’s Summer Program in 2016. She has worked as Teacher Assistant for Professor Rana Kazkaz at Northwestern. She has developed two scripts which are Black Dog and Prisoner M9. Prisoner M9 isin the process of development. Prisoner M9 was recently nominated for Media and Research Award for a best creative piece. She worked in two studio 20Q films, as a Production Assistant in Woh Ghungroo Wali Larkiand as a pre-production Assistant in Ibn-Ballad. She is currently working as an intern writer at the Buttonwood Tree. She lives in Qatar with her parents and sister.

Alive Inside

My name is Isra, and I’m an architect, a self-taught artist, and an art teacher. 

Master of his fate

I am Bhare a creative, born in New York and raised in Southern Maryland. College Grad and worked 3 hours at a FedEx. Not decorated, hardly known and usually uninterested in the world. I create because I am able to and share because it’s in my name.

Center Stage

Nickolas Stewart is a Multi-talented Creator from Toledo, Ohio that has displayed his creativity through mediums such as visual art, dance, theatre, poetry, photography, and fashion.


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