We had the good fortune of connecting with Lex Nycole and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lex, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose to pursue an artistic career because I knew that art and entertainment were some of the most influential platforms to be a part of. Once I understood that, I wanted to do all that I could to use art as the vehicle to drive the progression of change that we all want to see. I love what I do and I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Being a creative entrepreneur I get to wake up and choose to create a world where my work has meaning. As a curator I get to make culture more accessible. .
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I dropped out of the college at 20. . And it was the best thing I could have ever done for myself. School to me became an hindrance to my creativity. Don’t get me wrong, I probably had the wrong major, but none the less, I left and haven’t looked back. Was I scared? Yes? Do I regret it? No. leaving gave me the freedom to truly tap into me, to choose a craft, and to perfect it.
As a Curator, most of my work is rooted in performance arts disciplines and multicultural experiences. Ive put myself in rooms with people I never imaged that I’d get to be in proximity with and now – shooting for the stars still feels limiting. I think what separates me and my brand from others is that at the center of it all, I care so much about how what I do impacts people. I make my priority to say ok, how can I make this event, or this moment a memory that someone never wants to forget. Is this memorable? Is this entertaining?
Along the way, I’ve learned to stop dimming my light and be all the woman that god has made me to be. Because as a female in most fields, it can be complicated to know how or even when to dress or say certain things. But learning to boss up, and be stern in opinions – worth it.
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 love showing my friends around the city! The look on someone’s face when they’re experiencing something new for the first time, and they’re thoroughly having a good time – priceless. What I love most about LA are all the things that it has to offer. First I’m taking my girls to “Mamas Shelter” the cutest rooftop bar with cabanas and great drinks, AND FOOD. . . Next I’ll take them to a Hollywood favorite – “ The Study” the dopest open mic joint in the city – in my humble opinion they have the best live performances! And lastly, Im taking my girls to Dockweiler Beach for drinks and a bonfire.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A quote that has really grounded me in life, and career was told to me by a mentor. He said “ Your service to others is the rent you pay for room on this earth”. . and that has stuck with me in everything I do. My twin sister has been my biggest support system, she has supported me in ways that I may not give her enough credit for, but she’s shows up every time. All my family does, with 9 siblings – they’re my backbone.
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