Meet the Creative Collective

Manny Mendoza

Chef/Activist

Chef/Activist/Cannabis educator, Manny Mendoza has always been an advocate for social justice and traveled across the country and internationally promoting the importance of social equity and community involvement in food systems, the political sector, and the emerging cannabis industry globally. Manny aims to nourish our future leaders. He uses culinary events and dinner parties as a medium to spark dialogue that emphasizes plant science as well as medical/wellness benefits and social responsibility for conscious consumption. Manny is also the founder of Herbal Notes, a cannabis infused culinary power house that packs an activist punch! This amazing creative is the official meeting host of the Give A Sh*t Collective!

Meet the Give A Sh*t Creative Collective

Demi Christi

Painter/Photographer

Demi Christi believes that all artist are contributing to society’s collective memory, it’s our job to be that reflection. Everyday we create something new! Demi believes that drawing is a way to relax and release stress. Creating can bring unlimited possibilities and can trigger something deeply within the viewer and creator. For more follow her on all social media platforms @demichristi Medium(s): Acrylic, spray paint, fabric etc

TY

Graphic Artist/Fine Artist/Designer

Tyler Young is a painter, designer and multi-media artist from Chicago, IL born and raised. Through out his work Tyler is integrating fine arts, popular culture, and a array of mediums. Conveying the emotions and projection of being a young (man, woman or child)in society being labeled a statistic, outsider or villain. Through abstractly touching on personal experiences and current events. Medium(s): Graphic illustration, hand drawn/ painted canvas and garments

Atlas Quest

Rapper

A man with a story told from different perspectives fuled by life and the intent to inspire, console, embrace and immortality. Medium(s): Music, Acting.

Joy Williams

Storyteller

I found my voice through singing, I’ve alway felt people never listen to what I had to say until I picked up that mic. I do not take that lightly at all, I use my art to tell my Story, and speak my truth. Medium(s): Singing

Kwyn Townsend Riley

Poet/Creative

Kwyn Townsend Riley, poetically known as Kwynology, is excited to bring her gifts and help people give a shit about her first love, Chicago. Medium(s): Poetry

ho3micide

Poet/Model

Kierra (ho3micide) born and raised on the south side of Chicago. She started writing at the age of 6, but found a love for poetry at the age of 13. In 2018 she self published her first poetry book “Flourish”, she had various of women share their stories of things they went through that impacted them negatively and how they overcame it. She wrote poetry for all the women, including herself in hopes to inspire and heal readers. She found ways to implement poetry into modeling and did two projects Divine Masculinity and Project Genesis using her modeling as visuals for her poetry. She’s currently in college pursing her bachelors in Game Programming. Medium(s): Poetry

J2K

Photographer

Creative Photographer from the South East Side of Chicago, visual director, artist, etc. Medium(s): Photography

Damination

DJ/ Clothing Designer

Born in Nigeria, raised in Atlanta, adopted by Chicago. Designing clothes and DJing are my vices. Medium(s): Music

Goyardsounds

Producer

Goyard is a Chicago native that’s been producing since February of 2020 after DJ’ing for 2 years. This lifelong artist that just graduated from SIUC with his Bachelors in Business Marketing. Medium(s): Music, Drawing

Cory Rhymal

Rapper/Recording Artist

Westside Chicago recording artist, Cory Rhymal, makes music represents of his own life experiences and personal enlightenment. Cory uses music to progressively build a movement around the belief that we are all one. When asked what drives him to make music, Cory says: “Writing and getting my thoughts into song is one of the best ways to spark conversation. We have to start listening to each other as human beings…you don’t have to “understand” fully what someone is going through to love and know that something should be done to help them.” Medium(s): Music, Writing

Briane Brittani

Artist

Briane Brittani is a 19 year old, freelance artist from Englewood! Medium(s):Paint & Design

Vela Seff

Producer/Rapper

Vela Seff is a 22 year old producer/rapper from Chicago. They have produced for local, Chicago artists including Lucki,, Bigbodyfiji, Kiltkarter, and Monster Mike. Vela Seff released 2 projects in 2019 Up in smoke vol. 2 & Tesla Check In Time). They are currently working on their first album “‘Midnight Club”! Medium(s): Music

Keeley

Photographer

Keeley is a photojournalist and music photographer based in Chicago, originally from the bay area. Medium(s): Photography

Amira Jazeera

Creator

Amira is a Chicago based, Palestinian-American artist. Jazeera writes soulful R&B songs about self love and intimacy while incorporating jazzy vocals & sound influences from the middle east. Amira’s track “Whoever” is full of unapologetic energy and bold statements regarding protecting one’s heart and knowing your self purpose. Medium(s): Music

Melody

Creative Explorer/ Conscious Connector

“Xicana from Xicago, B.A. Public Policy, Melody likes waking up at crazy hours of the night to do research, and long bike rides on the beach. You can catch her making a friend on my way to my next adventure! Medium(s): Acrylic Painting, Digital Photography, Podcasting

Shaun

Organizer

Shaun is a Public Relations/Marketing student, beginner community organizer, host, and communications specialist. Medium(s): Social Media

Nersa Backstrom

Photographer/ Model/ Event curator

Nersa is a Chicago creative from the SouthSide. He is a self taught photographer & event curator. Medium(s): Photography

Justin Armonia

Artist

Justin Armonia is a Chicago based musician and fine artist. Their past gallery works have been dedicated to exploring the mediums of code, sound, and performance. Justin’s current works use the conceptual experimentation displayed in the past and applies it to a traditional musical approach. Armonia is an artist that explores theory and expresses it with self taught instrumentation and programming. Medium(s): Music, New Media, Performance