Who? Joan Erakit, 25
Where? I was born in Kenya, and I currently live in Canada
What do you do? I'm working on a pre-masters, which takes up plenty of time. I'm a style writer (my true love and passion). I write a blog called TheBrownGirlFiles, contribute to Frank151, and as of late I've been working on a collection of essays. It's rather embarrassing, I've been working on them for about 3 years now.
What inspires you? A few things really, travel because there is just no way to not be affected by new surroundings and new people. Art, because it's my one constant, and I can keep going back to it and find things I overlooked in the past. Love, because I fall easily, and it's always such a disaster — which makes for great writing I think.
Why are you fly? Who doesn't dig a well traveled black woman in high heels, red glasses and a pertinence for live hip hop shows?
Advice: Ambition is your bestfriend. Nurture it.