Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
— Anne Rice (from the foreword to Franz Kafka's Short Stories)
Photo by Colby Blount

Photo by Colby Blount

Natasha is a storyteller: she speaks the language of creativity in a number of dialects.

She is an Arts & Culture writer, essayist and Creative Consultant currently based in New York City. Born in London and raised in Accra Ghana, she graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, Behavioural Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and a minor in English: An interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of our world is, essentially, coded into Natasha's DNA.

Her writing has been featured online and in publications such as CNNNew York Magazine (The Cut) , Travel PulseAtlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)'s Living Intown magazine and AJC.comTime Out magazine, and Africa 2.0 magazine.  She is also a regular culinary travel contributor to Food & Wine and The Daily Meal, an internationally renowned food and travel website, and is currently an Associate Fashion Editor for FashionReverie.com.  

Natasha has been featured in Glamour and AfroElle magazines, on Racked, and been profiled for the blog Love n' Words which celebrates African women of influence in the diaspora. She was selected by merit of her personal style as a semi-finalist in Harper's Bazaar's 2015 and 2016 "Fabulous at Every Age" contests.

In addition to being featured as an expert guest on many podcasts, including MTV News' Speed Dial with Ira and Doreen and On She Goes, a travel podcast produced by Pineapple Street Media and hosted by Aminatou Sow, Natasha has interviewed artists as renowned as BAFTA- award winning writer director Amma Asante (Belle) and  Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), Chilean celebrity chef Carolina Bazan, as well as the cast of the play Eclipsed on Broadway. An authority on culture and fashion, she has been invited to participate on panels including at one at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Natasha is also a Creative Consultant with an inveterate knowledge of global luxury brands who helps individuals and brands tell their stories through sundry media, including art direction, styling, production design, brand narrative development,  and digital content production. She has provided her expertise to individuals from television psychiatrists and Hollywood directors, to corporate clients such as Bloomingdale's.  .  

She writes poetry as yet another modality of storytelling and founded the blog, The Ecstatic Flash, a literary lifestyle blog  in which she explores her notions of beauty, truth, and living life in search of sophrosyne through the lenses of art, style, travel, gastronomy and the practice of mindfulnesss. She is currently writing a children's book and developing two projects for television.

Natasha, in addition to possessing a dextrous command of  English and speaking and writing French with fluency,  is fluent in three native Ghanaian languages.

Read more about Natasha's inspirations and her multi-limbic creative pursuits in her personal Biography

 

Illustration by  Nelly Aba

Photo by Colby Blount