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Art & Life with T’Shauna Henry

Today we’d like to introduce you to T’Shauna Henry.

T’Shauna, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve grown up as a dancer, and from then on out I’ve aspired to become a performer. When I first began college, I was a dance major but eventually decided to chase my passion to become an actress and live in the city. So then, I transferred schools, changed my major, and moved to Downtown Atlanta in order to pursue that goal. I will say that I’m currently just now working towards that cause it’s taken some time on and off to remind myself and realize that everything is a process and the journey is what’ll take me to the end result I strive to be in.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My art is very vibrant and through different mediums intersecting with one another. I try to do it all as a content creator through photography, videography, dance and music. I’ve created works through favorable aesthetics with film and photography and broadcast them to social media for the personal purpose of me creating things that matter to me. I can say I definitely stem from nostalgia. What I think y’all should know about me first and foremost is that I have an old soul, I am a millennial but am very in anguish when it comes to doing “millennial” things or at least following millennial trends. I never like to follow a crowd because something is the talk of the town, I would usually approach things at my own time when I am ready whether that be a week, or two, or two months and possibly even two years later for me to show interest in what my peers are interested in.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
Success for me personally is achieving my own personal choices that I’ve set for myself. I really had to stray away the thought of validation or rewards from others. Granted, receiving accolades and recognition for your work is always a gracious feeling to have. Recently for me, it’s been all about the process and making the dream happen in order to fulfill it and completing the journey to share the story of the work.

I think artists should definitely engage in self-motivation, self-love, self-care, self-awareness, and self-reflection. The reason I abide by artists putting themselves first is because creating art can be so demanding and time consuming, and it gets difficult from time to time to create something to showcase or think of the original concept idea. That’s not to say that artists are lazy or must take lunch breaks on/off “the clock”, it’s more about making sure that one can entirely physically, mentally and emotionally be there to do their work and get the job done. So, artists definitely taking time for themselves to mellow out their minds, resting their bodies and doing soul searching before diving into anything let alone everything is essential in order to have consistent success.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I have a Vimeo, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

Vimeo: https://thenry25.wixsite.com/creativitea
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/creativittea
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvAHZH54GXoVLVVrNoIv3dA
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130531825@N07/

People can just support by giving me feedback! Simple as that. I’m not saying that I’m asking for validation but definitely saying something is what’ll keep the river flowing and the dream pushing. Y’all can follow me on all these platforms and granted, please bear with me because some things are a bit outdated so I will be doing a MAJOR revamp of these websites and links SOON. Right now, I’m sort of at a hiatus due to finishing up school, so once I complete that and have enough time on my hands then I’ll be able to build from the ground up again.

I am always open to collaborations! I love working with others, and creating content with other creatives in such am amazing experience when you put multiple heads together. If you live or ever in the Metro Atlanta area, just hit me up and let’s create!

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Image Credit:
Personal Photo: Photographed by Joy Castro, Edited by me on VSCO.
Artwork Images: Photographed & Edited by T’Shauna Henry.

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