This Space by Dagny Zenovia
I am currently at a place in my life where I strive to be legit at everything I do. I act without expectations and lean on my own terms of success. I create my space through music and words. Whether I need a safe corner to heal from disappointment, a clear space to create, or a quiet spot to just get that work done, my space helps balance my sanity and spirituality.
Depending on my mood, my space can transform into a house lounge, an afro-beat club, a jazzy Sunday morning, a hip hop jam session, a nostalgic 90s dance party, or a dreamy Studio Ghibli soundtrack. In college I was a DJ for campus radio and found a new love for creating an atmosphere through playlists. I enjoy discovering new music no matter how old or new.
My words evolve as I grow more comfortable in my purpose. Finding your voice through words takes persistence and patience. As a journalist, I challenge myself to showcase brilliant people and discuss issues in our society through a medium that is authentic and innovative. As an artist, I am always seeking knowledge to nourish my creativity and inspire my content. As a law student, I do not only make a statement through assignments and competitions, but also through my presence and insight into an industry that still needs dedicated programs to open doors for women and women of color.
Necia found me and I am so happy to be a member. You know the feeling you get when you have been working and hustling to achieve a certain dream that you cannot see clearly but know your passions always lead you to that direction? At the time I heard about Necia, I was contemplating pulling the plug on building my freelance media mogul platform. I felt I had lost direction and kept on wondering if anyone was reading or listening to anything I published. Hearing about Necia was part of the inspiration that encouraged me to create the next chapter for my blog and freelance work. I like to think of Necia as part of my creative tribe. It is not easy to put yourself out there in person or online and stay true to your purpose. It is more rewarding when you connect with fellow creatives who you can learn from, collaborate with, and support.
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Dagny Zenovia is a journalist, artist and future attorney. Being interested in travel and culture, she studied international affairs with a concentration in Africa and a minor in journalism and mass communication. She enjoyed story telling so much that she also got a masters in journalism. Her thesis was dedicated to the school-to-prison-pipeline focusing on community based programs, which was published in a local newspaper and illustrated through a civic media music video. Currently, she is a full-time law student. She also blogs about culture, news and style.
From New York, based in Houston, Texas.