What do you call a creative spirit who's work spans various mediums?

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No, but really…

Digital content creator? Creative director? Visual storyteller? While these are all hats I wear, none of them on their own seem to fully encapsulate the breadth of my work.

Born in the West African capital city of Monrovia, Liberia, I grew up in the United States (Detroit, Michigan to be exact) and immigrated to Toronto, Canada where I am now based. Fashion has always been a lifelong love of mine and I have held various roles in the industry.

As a stylist I have worked with household names like Rihanna and Nike in addition to having modeled for top brands like Uniqlo and Nordstrom. I ran my blog Love Mirian from 2015 – 2019 as a creative expression of my work as a stylist, model, writer, and photographer. I now spend most of my time honing my skills in content creator, weaving together my experience as a multi-hyphenate.

I love music, vibrant colors, and whatever sweet or savory snacks I can get my hands on. In my spare time I love dancing to afrobeats, cooking, baking, or making DIY beauty products. I also have a personal clothing line called Sororum which I design and sew the pieces for using ankara fabrics sourced from Liberia.

Creative Philosophy

While the shape that my work takes is vast, there are certain pillars that will always define my creative process.

Whether I’m lending my unique voice and experiences to a brand’s campaign or executing a creative project, I am driven be certain themes that will always inform my work. With a keen eye and and thoughtful approach, I always strive to employ a considered use of elements and principles of design.

Storytelling

As a lifelong writer, storytelling is often at the heart of my work. How can I convey my message? Explain my vision? Encourage my audience to go on a journey with me?

Digital

I love all things digital and new media. Instagram, Youtube, podcasts, you name it. Everyone is one the internet and I like to go where the people are.

Empowerment

I strive to include an uplifting spirit in my work, whether outwardly or indirectly championing self love, self care, confidence, and the art of slaying.

Individuality

We’re all unique and that’s something to be celebrated. Diversity and representation imbue my work whether I’m exploring what makes me special or witnessing the beauty in others.

Education and Accolades

2014
Bachelor of Design in Fashion
Ryerson University
School of Fashion
Fashion Communication
2018
Canada's Best Dressed
1 of 10 individuals selected for the honor of being featured in Globe and Mail's annual Canada's Best Dressed List. Available in print and digital.
2018
Toronto's Most Stylish
1 of 15 individuals selected for the honor of being featured in Toronto Life's annual Style Book. Available in print and digital.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Maya Angelou

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

Michelle Obama

“Creativity is an energy. It's a precious energy, and it's something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they're a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can't be taken for granted.”

Ava DuVernay