Today we’d like to introduce you to Indica Tudor.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Indica. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I had always wanted to help and inspire people, when I was younger, I always gravitated towards creative outlets that helped me grow through whatever bad things were happening in my life. When I was 20, I received a scholarship to Barbizon Modeling and Acting School and did amazing the first two days, I even received won star of the week for my runway walk. The next day I received a call stating due to me being a medical marijuana patient and needing to medicate to be able to make it through school even though I followed all the rules they terminated my scholarship and said if I could find a different medication or would stop then I could return. I never wanted to be turned away for the medication that saved my life and keeps me walking daily. I wanted to market myself and be honest, hoping the world would accept me for me. Funny enough, my first professional shoot was for up and coming cannabis sommeliers called “Budda-Som.” It was an eye-opener and motivated me to find other brands that supported my interests. I did another professional model shoot at Friendly’s and the journey continued from there. I continued collaborating with artists locally and out of state.
Using social media platforms like “Instagram” I found avenues to help expand other brands and provide support and collaborate with others. I have found a community where I am able to influence and empower other creative entrepreneurs. By modeling and creating new content and working with others, I am able to stay connected to my goals and dreams. I want others to be able to share their truths and help bridge gaps in my community through my creative work. I started expanding my brand by working with photographers and videographers doing numerous shoots and music videos. I started creating my own clothes from what I learned working with London Basquiat of LondonCustoms, and it was the most beautiful thing to learn to trust my own creativity. Advocacy for medical cannabis and working within these industries can transform and innovate the culture and as an artist, I want to help bring awareness to things that most people don’t want to express or acknowledge. I can’t explain where I am today other than I am doing exactly what I need and want to be doing, and that’s what I love.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’m not going to lie there were plenty of moments I wanted to give up, but because of where I come from, I needed to find outlets that gave me the strength to keep surviving. As someone who understands struggle and the things I have supported my family and friends through, I have always given me the want to persevere through. I have gratitude for the experiences I have had because each one has pushed me along the way to try new things and connect to new people. Stepping outside of my comfort zone helped me discover more ways to create. My drive has shown me that when you are passionate about something and you share it with other people, it can impact others to pursue their visions too. I have found obstacles in my journey, however I have found myself grounding in my process and building that relationship with each of my interests. Taking the time to focus and multitask I am able to complete more creative projects. I am thankful for the opportunities that I have encountered and shared with others. The goal is to help people grow and follow their truths no matter what the circumstances are. If I didn’t do what I love, I wouldn’t have been able to hurdle the obstacles that have come my way.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My business is for those who aren’t afraid to be who they are. I have worked with artists/brands that have a wide range of demographics that are interconnected businesses and people that share like-minded goals to want to elevate community and paths for others. I am a Model, Custom Clothing Creator, and probably the best damn blunt roller you’ll ever meet. I can shoot with cannabis for hours, help create and run a community event then go home and work on custom gear along with caring for my grandmother who needs 24/7 care. I will never stop pushing, this is beyond me.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
If it wasn’t for Hoodlum Paige pushing me to start modeling and supporting me at my first shoots, I’m not sure if I would have made the jump. A month into starting everything in my life kept pointing me in the direction of one man, London Basquiat of London Customs. I reached out and he told me “I better make some time for London” and that’s exactly what I did. Him being tapped into the community, he brought me under his wing and helped me get to places I needed to be to grow. He taught me how to customize gear and trust in my own creative process. Truly he was my biggest supporter my entire career, along with a few close friends, Frckls, Poe, Tj, Cara, my NETA OG fam, some family and the beautiful souls I meet and create with. They gave and continue to give me the strength to believe in myself when I don’t have it, I’m grateful.
- Email: Indicaluv96@gmail.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/indicaluv96/
@scott_daluz, @cross.eie, @londoncustoms_, Larry Potter