We spoke with Alexa.

We spoke with Alexa. Alexa aspires to improve her style in the art world. Check out what she has to say about life and how she plans to better herself in 2016!

Tell me a little bit about yourself? What are your goals looking like for the year of 2016?  

I am a simple chick. I am extremely attentive towards the little things and I am always aware of my surroundings. Also, I am openminded. I know being ethnocentric will not help me advance in my career placements, but in my relationship as well… not much romantically but platonic. My goals will always be the same, and that is to better myself. Not even trying to be corny or basic, but I truly mean “better myself.” I want to learn new things, constantly learn new things. Whether it is as little as origami or as big as learning a new language. I know we only use a certain percentage of our brain, and I want to be one the few that exceed that percentage. 

What’s one mistake you’ve made and learned from that’s gotten you to the place you are today?

I am not proud to claim this mistake, but if its one thing I learned its to never manipulate peoples feelings for the benefit of your own. Of course, connecting with people will get you far, especially if its the right people. But always be real about it. Just because someone is willing to break their back to please you doesn’t mean you should take advantage of their kindness and be strong enough to say “nah, im good, thanks though!” Its made me realize that people are fragile, and you could do a lot of damage to someones heart and mind if you manipulate them on your behalf. 

Who/ What inspires you?

People inspire me. Not their thoughts or ideas, but their actions/appearances. Everyone is different, I couldn’t stress it enough. The way people act towards the little things, you know? There could be a dog taking a massive shit at the park, and some will laugh about it and some will bitch about it. It makes my mind race, wondering how their minds work, how they were raised, while putting into consideration that everyone goes through some shit. Its crazy man, I wouldn’t know how else to explain it on the cool. 

If you could encourage young girls, our young readers, what would you tell them?

If I could tell this little girl anything in the world, and actually have it stick to her until the day she becomes a woman… It would be two things actually. One, be yourself. Don’t let ANYONE tell you this isn’t right or this is what’s cool.  If you wanna rock rain boots with a cowgirl hat and a pink fur coat then fuck it girl do it, rock it! EMBRACE IT!! No one can do you better than yourself and that will bring you a long way. Second would be, don’t be afraid to speak your mind. If you feel uncomfortable, let it be known your uncomfortable. At the end of the day all you have is you. Yeah there’s family and friends, but you know yourself more than anyone. Being able to speak your mind not only tells others that you know what’s up but it also builds self esteem and makes you realize you are taking shit from no one. No one should! As long as you are you and you aren’t afraid to be real, you are going to have the world at your fingertips shawty.

To learn more about Lex, visit her on twitter @al7xa