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Meet Ruby Knight

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ruby Knight.

Ruby, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My journey started way early on. Being adopted into a very religious household and going through the many trials that came both before and after that, all took part in molding me into what I’ve grown to be now. I love art, and I AM art, but my lane is acting and visual arts. When I was younger.

And before I even knew that I was doing so, I was acting. Often times when going through different forms of mistreatment as a child, I’d often pretend or “act” as if I was someone or somewhere else; because I so badly wanted to be. I wanted to take myself elsewhere, feel something different, be someone else, and I would draw out certain “scenes” in my head to keep track and act them out when I needed to escape from where/who I was. It has always been there, I just had to take myself back to my own beginning. After growing so much, and going through the trials afterwards throughout adulthood, I lost touch with myself and had to be brought back. Art does that.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t been an easy road at all! There have been multiple points in time, throughout my journey of learning who I am and what I’m meant to do, that I wanted to give up completely. I can honest say that no matter how hard my life has been, I’ve Been the biggest anchor to myself overall; for the fact of me not wanting to change who I was out of comfortability. Things were working for me how they were, and I didn’t want to see parts of me that needed to change in order for me to proceed towards my goals and highest self. With growth comes change; and refusal to change with things advancing with growth only brings more trials. Between my own battles within myself, mental and physical abuse throughout the majority of my journey, abandonment, betrayal, family, heartbreak, business,I can say that I’ve come a very long way and can use those lessons and experiences to both guide myself and whoever opens up to listen. Thats where the acting and visual art comes in because thats my expression. No matter what the project is, a part of my pain, lessons, memories, thoughts, feeling(s), etc. goes into it. It’s what’s real to me.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My passion is visual art and authentic feeling and expression, but my love & lane include acting and abstract graffiti. Acting for me is my way to express different emotions and connections with/within myself that I have experienced and connected together inside, to other parts of myself that I may have even forgotten about. I get to dig up my deepest emotions, feelings from experiences, thoughts, and vibes, and channel them into a work of art. Whether it be my own story or one of another; I Am proud to have a lane and connection to give people a reach to feel genuine feelings. I believe that often times, feelings are numbed in order to get us through everyday life, and/or to keep us comfortable. I’m proud to be able to connect and share my depth with other individuals and be open to allowing people to relate and connect with me/and me to them. Thats the beauty in art. What sets me apart is my mindset and my energy. I am my own person, and nobody else is me. That is my power. What sets me apart is that I own my power.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the future include building the platform to get to where I need to be in acting, and other gifts, in order to set different tones and energy in the industry. I believe that the industry is advancing, but there’s still a lot of holding back when it comes to diversity and individuality, and I represent a lot of that. I have big plans, and honestly I’m just hoping to take the right steps towards meeting my goals and paving a way for people like me that put in work for a bigger cause. Acting is where I belong. Art is where I belong, but it’s all so much bigger than me.

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