Jovan.

#giveblack S2EP9: BRIJ Fund (@brijfund)

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Venue Struggles

Just being notified that projector screens are NOT provided in the venue that I planned to perform at this Friday. Also having the conflict of my featured performers who are underage, only having the privilege of performing (which I’m grateful of) but doesn’t have the privilege to even have a drink of water or urinate in this bar setting. Understanding the scene but it limits me not as a performer but more so as an artist. I can’t show the wide range of what I can do and set myself apart without the proper materials. “1/3 filmmaker 1/3 photographer and 1/3 emcee” are thirds that completes me and I can’t even push that motto to the fullest in some of these venues. We need more tech savvy and 18+ spaces. #VisualPerformerProblems

Chicago’s Bike Culture pt 1.

by jlesliemonique/Leslie Monique Photography

jlesliemonique:

For the women who gets that unwanted male attention when walking outside. 

LEAVE ME ALONE!

MY NAME IS NOT AY GIRL!

I DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE YOUR FRIEND!

 I appreciate the compliment.

Jovan’s Upcoming Performances:

CHICAGO’S UNSUNG VOL. 1 CONCERT

It’s the weekend of comic books and superheroes at C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) and we are bringing you some of the illest Emcees in the City.

[Lilly’s Bar, 2515 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614]

Friday, April 25th, 2014 | 10pm-2am

21+, $6 Cover, $5 w/ C2E2 Weekend Pass.

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COLUMBIA’S GOT TALENT 

Columbia’s Got Talent: Award Show (CGT): Come to network, to see great art, and to eat some great food. The audience will even have a chance to pick a winner! Dress to turn heads and experience art at its best.

[Columbia College: 1104 South Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605]

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 | 6pm-9pm

nuk-pu-nuk asked: 39,46,68

39: Do you have a secret that you’ve never told anyone? - I have quite a few.

46: Do you regret anything? - I try to be grateful and inspired by every moment. Everything happens with reasoning.

68: Are you happy with where you live? - I love it here… It’s convenient to everything… But it’s something I shouldn’t experience this young… I rather be someone a little more cheaper…

Locs x snapbacks

When someone puts the camera on me.

unl1ketherest asked: Looking clean as fuck in that blazer Les! ◇SWAG◇

Thank you!

*dust shoulders off*