We had the good fortune of connecting with Angela Beasley (aka Angie B) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Angela, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My answer is quite interesting because I feel as if I didn’t pick it, it picked me. Everything I’ve ever aspired to do in life was with other people in mind. I’ve always had the heart to want to help people. A lot of the opportunities that I have encountered and experienced have been divinely appointed to me. It’s like the blueprint has already been created for my life, and I am simply walking it out. I was made for what I am doing. It’s a part of my purpose.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart as a creative you ask. I’d say that I don’t think like other people. I have never fit in. I have always been the square peg that didn’t fit into round holes all around me. My viewpoint is different from others, so I believe that is what sets me apart from other creatives. I used to shy away from it, but I’ve learned to embrace my being different. Honestly, I am not the type to compete or being shady for positions. The funny thing is that it was written for me. I believe I am operating in a facet of my purpose because everything just fell in place for me (for the most part). I don’t believe anything is easy, however, when it is written for you and a part of your purpose there will be a level of ease for you. Doors will open for you that don’t open for others. Things will fall into place that wouldn’t happen as easily for others. I’ve learned to trust the process and am still learning to do so. Also, the importance of preparation when the opportunity opens. I want the world to be inspired to get up and use the gifts and talents that were given to them and make a difference in this world. There are things that they were purposed and sent here to do and accomplish.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First, I’d see if they had a seafood allergy because it’s crawfish season! We have to get some good seafood gumbo, boiled crawfish, crabs, corn and potatoes, and a nice cold daiquiri. Then I’d have to take them to my favorite area near the lake and eat our seafood while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Next, we have to get beignets from the famous Café du Monde! It’s a New Orleans delicacy and walk around the French Quarter. Soaking in all the sites in these Covid streets lol. We’d then go to City Park and walk around and soak in all the amazing sites and the ambiance. I’d then take my guest indoors to get cleaned up, maybe take a short nap, and then ready for part Deux (French word for two) of our night out. I’d then ask my guest to get dressed up in their most bougie attire and let’s parade around the town like we are royals, lol. We’d go to one of my dope restaurant spots where we would enjoy laughs, good food, and vibes. Then we’d finish the night off at a nice wine bar as we chat the night away and create long-lasting memories. If there is a safe outdoor bar, meetup spot, I wouldn’t be opposed to going there as an alternative. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout can be attributed to my brother from another mother, Grammy Awarded Engineer, Reginald Nicholas Jr. He is someone who believed in me and helped me to get my start in live event production. Reggie would allow me to come into his studio and be present for recordings while he worked with his clients. He’d bring me in on event planning meetings and projects. He even recommended I to be a tour manager for a gig he was connected to. I am forever grateful to him for seeing the potential in me, coaching me, educating me, being patient with me, and helping me to become a better me. There are so many others like Reginald, however, this is where my shout goes to!
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