Today’s featured blogger is a little different. Sherisse’s Nu Re:Belle Collective is on a brief hiatus to return on September 1. But I love Sherisse’s message of beauty in uncommon places and her straight-forward manner. So click over now, bookmark her site, and then be sure to check back in September.
What Is Your Blog About?
Started as a culture curation project, The Nu Re:Belle Collective is a space created by Sherisse Rogers.
Obsessed with the beauty found in unexpected places, the blog started with “Visual Clutter: The Beauty created” – a photography series which showcases street art (The Beauty created) found in urban areas. This series sought to subvert the preconceived notion of street art as a social ill (ie the Visual clutter) by posturing that rather it could be, and is, an attempt by the artist to beautify sometimes unloved, forgotten, urban spaces, resulting in new life and interest in the area.
My passion for Street art and Photography soon extended into event photography, and writing about music and music based events, developing into a fully fledged passion for writing about all things cultural – music, art, literature and events – and general life musings in an eclectic, colorful home.
What Makes Your Blog Different?
With a humorous lilt and a narrative style, my writing is an extension of my personality – inquisitive, direct and honest. The content is varied, interesting and usually challenging and is also introspective. I’m not trying to do what everyone does to be successful I am trying to develop a legacy – a place of interest so that like minded people can be affirmed and others can be challenged to think differently and positively about what is around them.
Where Do You Blog?
Wherever I have access to a pen or paper, or any of my cameras – the bus, on lunch at work, in bed, in the living room catching up on tv, in a coffee shop – you name it I’m thinking about it.
How Do You Take Your Coffee or Tea?
Strong and sweet 🙂
The Most-Played Song in My iTunes is [FILL IN THE BLANK].
I mainly listen to Spotify as I listen to music all day – and variety is key
I Couldn’t Live Without My [FILL IN THE BLANK].
For my blog – my aquamarine faber castell pen and whichever notebook I am feeling at the time. For Life – inspiration and family
Where Is Your Dream Vacay?
Wherever the sun shines brightly and the see glistens – mainly the caribbean
Who is your Girl Crush?
I love Solange’s style- it is varied and classic with a little bit of the unexpected – just like me 🙂
What is Your Guilty Pleasure?
Fresh brewed coffee on a rare Sunday after a lie in. Staying up late when I haven’t got work the next morning so that I can get creative and write – i am a night owl when it comes to creativity.
If You Could Invite Anyone (Alive or Dead) To Dinner, Who Would It Be?
My late grandfather – I would like to know if he’s proud of me. The Wayans family (all of them) as they are hilarious and seem to have a great relationship, my Mum, Oprah and the Obamas – they are interesting people, I think i would leave dinner happy and inspired.
What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Body?
My eyes – they allow me to see so much beauty in the world and they wear black eyeliner well too!
What Do You Want The World To Know About You?
That at the end of the day I’m just a girl who is trying to make a small impact in a big world – and in the next 10 years I would love to have my own business – potentially a stationer/confectioner hybrid….