We had the good fortune of connecting with Arion Kidd-Weeks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Arion, what role has risk played in your life or career?
A life lives without risk is a life full of regret. The worst feeling is regret for what could have been. By nature, I am not a risk-taker but I have found my greatest moments of happiness, success, & relationships through forcing myself to break free from the fear of risk. Risk assessment and risk-taking are huge components of success at every level. I wouldn’t be who i am today if i didn’t take risks and have faith.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Passion. Everything stems from passion. If there is no passion, there is no purpose. I’m a multidimensional content creator who’s passionate about 3 things: crafting stories that provide knowledge and insight. eradicating tropes and stereotypes about Afrocentricity & coming up with strategic ideas and content to change the world.
I’m from LA so Compton, Carson, Watts, Morehouse, Mississippi lineage, and Liberian heritage have given me a diverse perspective that’s evident in the content I create.
After winters without hot water, witnessing domestic violence, police raids, and coming of age as an all-star athlete, I left home driving 4000 miles to learn my history and found that I have the gift of visualizing cultured stories & inspiring others.
My inspirations are Bradford young, Arthur Jafa, Earnest Dickerson, & Ryan Coogler.
My life mission is to give access to filmmaking tools and educate about the power of storytelling, financial literacy, and business acumen to build a tradition of altruism within the black community.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m really a home-body who enjoys simple things so this is a tough one. In a perfect world, we can check out the Getty Museum, grab a bite on sunset blvd,, can’t go wrong with the beach, & hang with the HBCU in LA fam.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
It takes a village! The HBCU in LA family, Stacy & Ted Milner, Donald Morgan, Adisa Iwa, Michael Refuerzo, my family, I am very motivated by my ancestors as well.
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