We had the good fortune of connecting with Mychal-Bella Rayne Bowman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mychal-Bella Rayne, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
When I see that I inspire others & give inspiration that’s all i need to fuel my fire… making an impact & carbon footprint always rules! So giving up is not an option & inspiring others to tap into their greatest potential is the reason I share my visual story board.
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 consider myself as an artist & my journey the masterpiece. I am an actor/model/philanthropist & my canvas is whatever genre of art I decide to execute that day. Whether it’s on camera or the art of giving… it’s what drives me & give me life! I believe that is what sets me apart. I can’t be confined to a specific form of artistry, My claim to fame at this point in my 11 years of living is my soon to be award winning performance in Oscar winning Barry Jenkins/Brad Pitt & Pulitzer Prize Winning Colson Whitehead’s Amazon “Underground Railroad” limited television series as lead “Grace.” What is so elating about my character is that she isn’t in the text …she was manifested! I wish I could share more but no spoiler alerts here lol …you got to witness the magic yourself. Just 1 hint though… Light & Love.
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.
Well, now that Covic has shut the city down literally, I would say a stroll down Chandler adjacent to the NoHo Arts District or take a hike at Fryman in Studio City… a temporal escape from life as we explore nature with a namaste moment to start the day. I love to become 1 with nature it speaks so loudly yet so calm. Most of people have never experienced that because they are so numb to everyday noise. Pitstop at Starbucks for a trenta Pink Drink extra strawberries 7 cubes of ice literally & a grande açaí referesher with lemonade & 2 extra pumps of classic. Then we would maybe explore the wild side of Hollywood Blvd. The characters there are sure to amuse one! Dip into Zara & grab a Street taco! Nightlife would entail City Walk grab dinner & a Voodoo doughnut. Might have indulge in “IFly” if my party is up for it. To climax the day I would visit my courtyard… lounge at the cabana & watch the reflection of the moon on the pool’s cool water.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mom Ereka Scales, MBI Management & GOD… My Source!
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