We had the good fortune of connecting with Sherika Duncan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sherika, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I realized the average person thinks without taking action. Faith with action and knowing my worth are necessary to make it a reality. My habits of building a legacy include avoiding procrastination listing out my prioritized desires to define the purpose it serves and trusting my gut. Physical and mental health is essential to consistently complete the task and create longevity. Also, I have learned how to be still if it doesn’t feel right. It is so fulfilling to help and encourage others. So, I am committed to my purpose to yield a high probability of success. My belief that I desire the world is evidence enough for being compensated for my gifts and talents.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art sets me apart from others due to its attention to detail of loving our melanated skin. I am in love with our black culture, and I believe my latest art: Soul You book collection speaks to this fact. During 2020, it was very dark and discouraging due to the pandemic and social justice movements. It was not easy to see around the images of death, defeat, and struggle. I decided to create a collection to encourage and provide great news of the importance of taking this time to re-evaluate historical information inside the educational textbooks. Once we truly take advantage of the stay-at-home orders and relearn who we are as a people to understand our true history to reset and become resilient.
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?
There is always something happening in the city around Piedmont park, art, concerts, and festivals. During warm temperatures, a nice daiquiri at the New Orleans Daiquiri Bar & Grill or Midtown Atlanta at the Daiquiri Factory. The Nile Mile Station Rooftop Restaurant with the outdoor seating and the Beltline provides a spectacular view of Atlanta’s skyline. The Coca-Cola and Trap House museum provides two cultural experiences. The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Zoo, Six Flags, Stars n Strikes, and Medieval Times & Dinner Cheesecake Factory don’t forget Fernbank.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to take this opportunity to send my deepest gratitude to the following hue-man beings who have poured into me in an effort of love, encouragement, and support. My loving parents Walter and Emma Frazier, children: Nia and Nyles, siblings: Walter and Pamela, nephews: Brandon and Bradley Aunt: Angel Cherry Uncle: Dr. John Frazier. My organization: Excellence Dance Studio, Inc family, The Hue agency, That’s the Setup Podcast, Rolande Mehu Leading Images, Sunrise Coffee Shop & The Wine Cellar Tasting Room,
Melvin McClurkin Photography