Wildflower Project: Ode to Black Writers of Kansas City

The anticipated writer’s series set to start in less than two weeks Here is the thing about Black writers of Kansas City; we reflect a unique group of explorers and leaders through our talents. We are risk-takers, imagination drivers and critical believers of our words and work. Traveling with the wind, collecting experiences like trinkets to be given. We continue circulating our precious stories, planted … Continue reading Wildflower Project: Ode to Black Writers of Kansas City

Photosynthesis: Week 6

Seeking the sun and the challenge of the chase. Anytime you say or plan to do something specific, life has a way of challenging those intentions. As if testing your seriousness, making you work for what you seek. That is certainly what has happened these past few weeks. I set a goal to document my hair growth through photos with the sun acting as creative … Continue reading Photosynthesis: Week 6

Photosynthesis: Week 2

“Finding Your Sun” self- portrait photo series continues with second week of the Black photosynthesis journey. This week marks 1 year since my last big chop. In most cases I went for the dramatic cut either because of inspiration or just simply not wanting to deal much with my hair in summer months. Each instance sensing a renewal of energy and excitement. This time was … Continue reading Photosynthesis: Week 2

Photosynthesis: “Finding Your Sun” Photo Series

A growing self-portrait series attempts to help find sunshine through clouded confusion. I made an interesting promise earlier this year. I dedicated myself to taking more pictures of my hair in the sun this summer. Now, when I made these plans, I envisioned myself on a beach or some downtown setting of a different country. Was off a bit there. The unexpected good news is … Continue reading Photosynthesis: “Finding Your Sun” Photo Series

Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

For third Kansas City series, The Black Sunflower annouces the featured Black writers to be interviewed. Over a week ago, we put out a call to Black artists who share their voices through written content in the Kansas City area. After combing through an overwhelming amount of submissions from varying genres, we were encouraged to expand our features. Versus the 8 featured slots we mentioned … Continue reading Black Writers of KC Announced for Upcoming Series

Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

Seeking visionary voices, The Black Sunflower dedicates it’s latest series to Black writers in Kansas city. Going into 2020, many of us saw visions of ourselves excelling in personal and professional goals. Sights were set on reinvention within each of us and in our communities, however no one could expect the disruptions that have come. For the last 6 months, the entire world has had … Continue reading Write Away: Urgent Call to Black Writers in Kansas City

Ryan C. Hamilton: Photographer and Spiritual Storyteller

Kansas City Photographer, Ryan C. Hamilton exposes greatness through personal enlightenment. We all grew up wanting to be more of ourselves. Setting goal after goal, yet not quite realizing just how much there is to be cherished in the waking moments it takes to reach them. Only having small snapshots of our endurance remembered. We can lose sight of ourselves when we let the goals … Continue reading Ryan C. Hamilton: Photographer and Spiritual Storyteller

John Pannell: Spellbinding Visual Artist

Visual artist, John Pannell returns to Kansas City with a renewed creative palette. It’s hard to deny (and describe) how much I miss basketball. Sometimes more than others but certainly, right now. Those coaches I’ve had were not just teachers of the sport. They spoke through care and morality, which brought on many lessons. They were people who seemed to have an inside look at … Continue reading John Pannell: Spellbinding Visual Artist

Martika Daniels: Wonderous One Woman Stunt Show

Motivational Speaker and Stunt Show performer, Martika Daniels is the face of fearless entertainment. It’s times like these that we share an intentional appreciation for each new day. With it presents chances to mold and evolve in ways we couldn’t have seen necessary otherwise. Even in the limited lifestyles we’re experiencing currently, we must be ready to adapt to our surroundings. Finding versatility and courage … Continue reading Martika Daniels: Wonderous One Woman Stunt Show