Who are you underneath the surface? Are you putting up a façade to mask any inner turmoil? Who are you really? What defines you as a person? What bias do you encapsulate to keep you from understanding the total picture?
These are some of the questions that plagued my mind as I sought to create the Nahisi Capsule Collection. I wanted this collection to be a representation of parts of the Wilahmite brands makeup. This Characterized by the unearthing of lots of insecurities and second guessing and steeped in a darkness of emotion that was also fueled by frenemies, family, & illusionary versions of love turned haters and doubters, Being backstabbed, hated on, and misjudged. Yet, what these external forces served in proving was that I was on the right track, because without opposition there’s no reward. Without the darkness there’s no light. Having learned that is precisely what I needed to look within and evolve without a victim’s mentality. The key is just to know when it’s time to let go, but always extracting the silver lining from all the highs and lows. I then felt the need to get naked with myself, diving deeper and tapping into the wealth of feeling that defines parts of me. It was through an array of emotions that I discovered what I felt thus giving birth to the Nahisi Collection.
Nahisi is the amazing outcome of I feel emotions transformed into light, nudging open the door to learning who we really are not as others expect us to be, but as we were, and are; meant to be. It is a call for people to be in touch with their authentic selves and radiate the light burning within to help illuminate the path for others to
discover their awakening, with the courageousness to embrace and express true, I feel emotions. Wilahmite Nahisi collection was created from the soul of what I feel/ & seek to encapsulate emotionally; transitioned from my soul to the canvas, and finally into sneaker art. In what amounts as the inevitable progression from acrylic and oil base paint to name a few mediums utilized: to a unique impression on an everyday accessory (shoe art).
No matter what one may encounter, it’s ok to express what you feel courageously.