Melissa Kimble has honed in her purpose to help her fellow creatives capitalize on their thoughts, ideas and work. Providing a lighthouse for content creators, she provides tools, strategies and resources for “a community to support nontraditional career paths.”
With her growing #blkcreatives collective and KINDRD
–a newly launched interactive, multi-service creative company–the Chicago-based strategist is crafting an ever-growing space for creatives to own their creativity and navigate their profession in a healthy, profitable way.
“Our world revolves around our creativity, gifts, and skills,” the future-forward figure says. “Even with little to no resources, we’re trendsetters, innovators, and influencers in so unlimited ways. The world benefits from our creativity and now that we’re aware of that, it’s time for us to do the same. We can only do that through spaces that we create on our own. We needed a space that pushes us to dream and to believe in our dreams and the practical ways that we can build them. It’s important to constantly celebrate our gifts and creativity in a world that usually takes it for granted.”
Paired with boundless determination, embodying a mindset that envisions what success can look like—spoiler alert: anything—will help flip your ideas into reality. Both Kimble and Shaifer are living proof.