We had the good fortune of connecting with Mayjah Payne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mayjah, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
My children’s book “Two Homes One Love” was created to inspire family values. I feel in these days and times, our children need some food for thought. When I was a substitute teacher for LAUSD, the best part of the day was “storytime”. After my reading sessions with the kids, I felt I had to make a project that helped bring the household together. As an artist and an alchemist, I am always finding the story or beauty in everything. When life happens (good or bad), we make art out of it.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is always evolving. “Truth” the inspiration. The goal is to create the type of art that stands the test of time. The kind of art that gives you goosebumps after you process it. That is what I do it for. My journey hasn’t been easy, but after my education in life I have learned it has been easier than a lot of other experiences human beings have on this earth. I learned to make my life better by doing work with my subconscious mind. With prayer and activities that strengthen my subconscious mind, I overcome struggles. I wrote a book “Pyramids Under The Sun” about my trip to Egypt and Africa. One of my big takeaways is “The Mind is All, The Universe is Mental.” I have been focusing on my mind and mentally. For I can’t control everything, but I can control my perspective on how I see and deal with everything.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
What’s cool about Los Angeles is that it offers anything you can really dream of. All of the theme parks are here. Hollywood is here. Venice Beach and Santa Monica is a good time if you want to go “people-watching” and is “smoker -friendly” with the ocean vibes. Beverly Hills and Fairfax/Melrose are great places to find new trends and shop. Malibu, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach has nice waves if you like to surf. Big Bear isn’t far if you like to snowboard or be in the snow. There are spa’s, gyms, and yoga facilities galore. If you are into spirituality we can go to the Native American Spirit Lodge and check out some crystals. The city is one of the entertainment capitals in the world so it always has a sporting event, model photoshoot, music concert, or some fun activity all of the time. The most beautiful women from all over the world come here to make it in their profession. Monday Night Vibes with Matias Nardi and friends in Hollywood on Monday is always a good time. It’s got karaoke and good people. DJ Dre Ghost and Marquis Diamond always have lit functions. Once you get to know promoters, just follow their instagram and they will guide you to all the hot spots in the city. The venue may change, but the city is the city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my Mom and Dad first of all who gave me a great childhood. They did their best! When my Dad passed away, Young Black Scholars and 100 Black Men of Los Angeles helped me with scholarships to keep going. Shoutout to all my teachers and coaches who believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. Shoutout to my family and friends who are close to me like family. If I start naming names, this article will go too long and you won’t want to read it. Shoutout to “The Streets” as well; I learned a lot from them.