Virtual Conversations with Creatives: T. Marie King

T. Marie King is an activist, facilitator, organizer, and volunteer. Serving on the core coalition for the Jefferson County Memorial Project and the board of the Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative, T. Marie has combined her passion for the arts with her purpose of advocating for social change. Her most recent venture is Local Voices Network, a community-driven platform that shares the stories of those whose voices often go unheard.

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Adeeba Khan

Adeeba Khan is the co-owner of Shu Shop, known for its array of sakes and Japanese whiskeys, artfully delicious menu offerings, and clandestine ambiance. Shu Shop — and Adeeba — were already beloved downtown mainstays pre-pandemic, but it’s her resourcefulness, adaptability, and dedication to staff and community that has made this nightspot shine brightest during dark times.

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson is a brand narrative photographer who has built a reputation for capturing emotion and telling the stories that connect us and the moments we want to share. Like many others in our creative community. Bryan’s work has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Social distancing has postponed many of the weddings Bryan would typically be shooting this time of year. Instead, he has found poignant beauty in photographing his quarantined Crestwood neighbors and renewed inspiration

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Virtual Conversations with Creatives: Salaam Green

Salaam Green is a community activist, educator, spoken word artist, and founder of Literary Healing Arts. This week on Virtual Conversations with Creatives, Salaam shares how writing helped her heal, how forced isolation has changed her creative process, and why now is the best time for even non-writers to begin writing for themselves.

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We Create Birmingham: Ambre Amari

“In life, we can only go forward, and sometimes it passes us by so quickly. When I’m behind the lens, I’m forced to pay attention to the present. I get to press pause on what I see and what I feel and create something that maybe lasts forever.”

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We Create Birmingham: Scott Register

“At the end of the day, I want to know that I’ve done something to make this city a better place to live. Birmingham has so much to offer. We keep growing and getting better. It’s a city where we suffer the sins of our fathers, but we can keep working to change peoples’ attitudes and outlooks. You can’t change everyone, but if you can change one person you’ve done something worthwhile.”

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