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We believe creativity is central to self-expression, self-care, personal and professional growth, and transformation within communities of color. 

CREATORS' MANIFESTO
I Am A Creator
I am the one that brings into being
Made of the earth, 
And breath,
And light.
I Am A Creator
I am the miner of value in deep suffering
The builder of cultures that span continents
I am the curator of lessons passed down over generations
The fashioner of freedom made from blood, sweat, and flames. 
I am the cultivator of dreams
Hunter of unrealized possibilities
While aligned with the origin - ancestral  
The alchemist
I am both magic and real.
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I Am A Creator  presents...

"Reclaiming Our Time: The Power of Purpose & Community Building As Creators"

Auntie Maxine Waters blessed us all with a reminder on the importance of "reclaiming my time" in public spaces. But what about in our personal lives? Professional lives? Business? Join us for our first in-person event -- a salon-style discussion with other Creators of Color about how we can reclaim our minds, bodies, & spirit for the benefit of ourselves and our community. Light refreshments will be served. Come for the great views, stay for the good people and creative inspiration!

DATE AND TIME

Sat, August 12, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

A Rooftop Venue at
1215 First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

 

Becoming a Catalyst for Creators of Color

We assign dozens of labels to People of Color every day, but “Creator” is rarely one of them. I Am A Creator wants to provide products and services centered around this vital self-affirmation. So this summer I Am A Creator is shifting from a creative passion project to a full-fledged startup.

I Am A Creator is now a movement, a network, and a company dedicated to igniting the creative spark in People of Color. We have plans to offer the following products and services:

  • I Am A Creator Merchandise,
  • Creative Confidence Workshops, and
  • Innovative Networking Events.

In June 2017 we began competing against more than 100 entrepreneurs in the Washington DC eBay Startup Cup, an extreme build-a-business challenge.  This July, GriffinWorx announced I Am A Creator: The Collective made the Top 12 of the competition.  We will now compete for the semi-finals later this summer.

Watch our recent "How to Build A Business" Facebook Live to learn more or you can also read our blog - 5 Lessons from Competing in A Startup Challenge - to find out what secrets to success we learned from the experts.

Please check back and follow us on social media to keep up with our startup journey! #IAmACreator #Startuplife

 
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Support I Am A Creator: The Collective by purchasing our latest gear and products. Every item bought on our Marketplace helps build a movement based on this vital self-affirmation.

Feel free to leave a review or share your creative style on social media using #IAmACreator. We love to hear from and shout out fellow Creators!

Creators Wanted: #IAmACreator Magazine

The Collective defines "Creators" as those who are producing in:

  • Art & Design,
  • Community Action,
  • Faith & Family,
  • Health & Lifestyle,
  • Policy & Law,
  • Knowledge & Scholarship,
  • Innovation & Technology,
  •  Business, Wealth, & Economic Empowerment. 

Share Your Work Through #IAmACreator Online Magazine. Email us at editors@iamacreatorcollective.com for submissions. 

Join #IAmACreator Facebook Community

‘I Am A Creator’ is a vehicle built around the belief that everyone is valuable and every creative contribution matters to the ongoing healing within our community.

 

We are looking for leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and woke individuals who are interested in making a difference through our collective creative efforts.

 

Consider becoming a member of our network and join our Facebook Community

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