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

I don’t want to show things, but to give people the desire to see.
— Agnès Vara

Natasha is a storyteller who wishes to spark in others the same curiosity about the human condition that motivates her work. She is a writer and Creative Consultant currently based in New York City who travels the world for inspiration. She speaks the language of creativity in sundry dialects and as a multilingual creative, Natasha is as comfortable and dextrous on screen as she is behind it. Well-versed in style, travel, design, the arts, and culture, she has melded her inclinations into a career sui generis.

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.

Natasha’s writing has been featured online and in publications such as CNNNew York Magazine (The Cut) , PAPER, Travel PulseAtlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC)'s Living Intown magazine, Time Out magazine, and Africa 2.0 magazine.  She is regular contributor and art director for eminent fashion lifestyle website Man Repeller and is also a regular culinary travel contributor to Food & Wine and The Daily Meal.

Natasha has interviewed and profiled artists as renowned as (but not limited to) BAFTA- award winning writer director Amma Asante (Belle) and  Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), 2017 "Best Pastry Chef in the World" Cédric Grolet, Chilean celebrity chef Carolina Bazan, fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp, as well as the cast of the play Eclipsed on Broadway. .

She has been featured on CNN Africa, 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 has been featured as an expert guest on several 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. 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 acumen for conceiving and managing creative projects. She helps individuals and brands tell their stories through sundry media, including creative and art direction, styling, production design, brand narrative development, and digital content production. She has provided her expertise to individuals from television psychiatrists and Oscar-nominated 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 mindfulness. She is currently writing a children's book and developing two projects for television.

Natasha, in addition to possessing an elevated 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