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Meet Kristen Mann

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristen Mann.

Kristen Nicole Mann has been operating as a professional artist that has sold over 500 paintings or more, owner of an Online Faith-Based Apparel Brand called Numbers XV, and of course a motivator at heart. She has set out to help other people who are wanting to start but may not know where to begin. She has held workshops based around building identity, vision, and courage with keeping creativity at the base of the activities. If you are looking to work with Kristen you will learn to not just wing it in life, but create a legacy.

Great, 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?
Not at all. There have been plenty of times where I have doubted myself because I don’t have a college degree and I have not been classically trained to achieve anything I go after. Many people have tried to test me and question my interest in having a career as an Artist.

We’d love to hear more about your company.
My company 1VersatileChic specializes in Black Art in showing who black women and men are, but I also can paint just about anything hence to why Versatile is in the name. I have birthed other companies out of my Art Career such as Grow. Bloom. Project which started out hosting Art Shows for local painters where I live to Brunches for women, Poetry events, Vision Board Workshops, and much more.

I am most proud of my company persevering even when no one understood what I was doing. I was able to educate people about a world that they may have never paid attention to before they met me or came to any event I have held.

What sets me apart from others is that I have strong perseverance when it comes to accomplishing my goals. I do not need a team or have the finances to complete anything. I figure it out and tap into the resources that I am aware of and then all of a sudden I have completed the mission. When I look back I think about how fearless I have been on this journey and I can’t wait to continue to reach higher levels.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory as a child was when my mother used to take me to the library and Barnes & Noble to read. I love reading and I love using my imagination when I read. I now have passed this tradition down to my son so that he can understand the essence of using his imagination to do anything he would like to in this world.

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