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Meet Alé Twosense Hernandez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alé Twosense Hernandez.

Hi Alé Twosense, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Being the child of a meticulous jazz musician played great merit in my life of artistry. That with the help of a very involved mother lead to my ability to do whatever my heart so desired. I was very lucky in the fact that my parents allowed me to flourish in any regard I saw fit at the time. I was a child of wonder and hyperactivity, so you could imagine how my focus would meander easily. I went from Taekwando for a couple of weeks, to playing violin, to playing the recorder which leads to playing the saxophone like my father, then to dancing, then to ultimately focusing on the art of spoken word and videography. You could say I dabbled a lot. But thats what made me so unique, I wasn’t afraid to try things even if it held my attention for a second. I do remember writing my first poetry book in elementary school, which I still have, one could wonder why I wasn’t sent to the office. There was some gloomy thoughts for a kid that age all bound by ribbon, glue, construction paper and puffy glitter paint on the front to make up the title “Poem.” But with that being said, I’ve come to fill the shoes I wear now by way of college. It was there that I was able to explore the possibilities of being and individual though at first, I was a big follower. I was able to overcome fear of commitment to a significant other, to a group and then to myself. Art has been the common denominator through all of this. I was able to once again pick up my pen, and then for the first time a camera. In the summer of 2013, I started to form into the multifaceted artist I am today. From full-time dancer to you-tuber/videographer to spoken word artist. Joining my first dance group, making my first YouTube videos, changing my major to Communications with an emphasis in digital media, to doing my first open mic. College is what truly [molded] this clay man into a still tangible figurine in this museum of a world. Then alas, I am the man I am today, father to be, entrepreneur, fiance, man, an artist.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road leading to where I am now was pathed with unrecognizable traumas, detours, and self-doubt. I am a chronic self-doubter for sure. I’m easily motivated but the motivation is always fleeting. I’m never able to really stick to one thing, thats just how my curiosity works. My attention span has prevented me from greatness multiple times. On top of that, we need money to do everything, from running up credit cards to becoming an entrepreneur with making just enough to cover overhead costs was rough. To being available to everyone other than myself its been rocky. Luckily I’ve found a partner who keeps me grounded as well as friends and family that keep me in check.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Currently, I am an entrepreneur as a videographer/photographer and poet. I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur since April 1st, 2019. I do produce a variety of content from small business branding to creative visuals for artists here in sac. For a while before the pandemic hit, I was able to also profit off of my poetry by performing for groups like So Far Sounds and T-Mo Entertainment. I was also able to perform with my bro Brandon Leake (@brandon_leake_ctm) a few times and big shouts out to him because he helped put plenty of money in my pockets which is for sure a blessing during these times. I am proud of a few things in my still so young career. I was able to go on my first “solo” tour that hit Portland, Seattle and Vancouver with my bro Basi Vibes (@basivibe). I was also able to host open mics before and during the covid pandemic which allowed me to partner with @Gettacluestore and get artists paid for their time as well as highlight local talent. During covid, I was able to host virtual shows that then helped feed the artist performing. To now, my latest accomplishment which is opening a creative studio [called Behold Studios 916 (@beholdstudios916)] for video and photo with my bro @longlivemosi, I hope to curate plenty of content and business relations with the community here in sac. What sets me apart from others is my immense sense of altruism, how giving I am I recognize can be crippling sometimes but if you need it and all I got is 10 dollars to my name, you just came up on 10 dollars.

What matters most to you?
In a world full of hate and oppression what matters to me most is compassion. Though I can be inconsiderate at sometimes, I believe the act of selflessly giving is something that really matters. I couldn’t have gotten to where I am today without the help of those around me whether it was moral support, financial or physical support. I recognize compassion is so important for this world and that the more love there is, the more prosperity can happen. I truly hope my story helps someone someday, I’ve had the opportunity to affect people in a positive way by being open and vulnerable on stage which resulted in people coming up to me and thanking me for saying the words they didn’t know they needed. Thats so powerful to me, vulnerability, I want to quote the big homie Paul Willis (@Paulwillisishiphop) ” Don’t be afraid to speak your truth because you don’t know whose inspiration you’re holding onto.” Speaking out truth helps those around us in ways we may not realize, and thats all I want to do is be compassionate and honest.

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Ishale Coleman Vohn Dumdumaya Maximilian Contreras

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