My NOLA Diary: Visual Artist Whitney Mitchell Gives Us A Look Inside Her Beautiful Life In The Big Easy

Kelsey Campion/@marrowcreative

Rachaell Davis May, 24, 2017

Our #MyNOLADiary series is a celebration of New Orleans’ culture and people. Join us as we explore the city ahead of taking it over for the 2017 ESSENCE Festival!

Fabulous visual artist Whitney Mitchell is showing us the city of New Orleans through the eyes of #BlackGirlMagic. Scroll through for a look at NOLA culture like you’ve never seen it before and then grab your tickets for what’s sure to be the most unforgettable event of the summer!

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New Orleans brings color to life, literally. From its early history and channeled strength within the men and women that irrepressibly created vibrant spirt on forced prisoned-plantations, to its present place as a city of creative thinkers and purposeful doers. I’m @twomacks. a Staten Island girl living and working in a flamboyant New Orleans, and this is #MyNOLADiary.

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New Orleans will take you into a tropical paradise with the blink of an eye. I’m @twomacks and this is #MyNOLADiary.

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New Orleans is celebration, always. Today I’m dancing around town with my baby cousin @kaelova, new graduate from Southern University at New Orleans. Black excellence and academic achievement is platform for all the wine (and crawfish… and daquiri.) #MyNOLADiary.

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Is it warm? Or is it hot? Either way a post-celebration cool down is necessary. A trip uptown to @snobliz is the answer. I’m @twomacks and this is #MyNOLADiary.

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Ending the day with an evening wander can lead to beautiful poses. This gem @findingpaola and all her melanin make Royal Street look like a queendom. I’m @TwoMacks and this is #MyNOLADiary

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The French Quarter is perfect for mid-day walks and flexing some Tina Turner arms next to some friendly flowers. I’m @twomacks and this is #MyNOLADiary.

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When in doubt and I need to sweat it out, a trip downtown to @Higherpowernola is an easy remedy. Whether I’m leading my community cycle class or taking @tiff_afuah’s TRX boot camp – there’s an outlet to have a healthy release in the city. I’m @Twomacks and this is #MyNOLADiary