"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Last month, I had the opportunity to work on set of a music video in DTLA. Before arriving to the set, all I knew about this job was that I was hired to do the hair styling and it would be a 'Rap' music video. When I arrived, I had the privilege to meet the one and only Lil Mema. When I think of rap music, I did not expect to see a petite women in her 70's as the star of the show. So as you can imagine, I was immediately intrigued to see what this day would be like. After styling Lil Mema and her crew, I was able to sit behind the scenes and watch this all play out.  

By the end of the day, I was not only impressed, but also inspired. I was impressed because Lil Mema had been shooting from 9 am until almost 6 pm straight, and she still had more energy than someone half her age (meaning me haha). Her passion and determination seemed to fuel her throughout the day. It was an inspiring sight to see! 

Finally, seeing the end result of this music video also inspired me to see the importance in voting on Election Day 2016. Regardless of which side you stand with, it is important for us all to take a stand for what we believe in. We all have a voice and it is vital that we learn to use it! So from us at Beautified Artistry, we encourage you to go out an take a stand because your vote counts!  

In the words of Lil Mema V.O.T.E!