VAL ELEFANTE: COMMUNITY MANAGER AT LIPS AND INTERSECTIONAL FILMMAKER

“When you can be comfortable in a room, that’s one thing, but to truly be able to be your real self, to let your creative juices flow, to share your wild idea… it’s not just comfort. You’re not just comfortable. Like you have to feel safe enough to be open and authentically honest.”

DRAKE HACKNEY: PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL STORYTELLER

This week I featured Drake Hackney, photographer and visual storyteller, whose incredible work has captured stunning images, including those of our very own Pavé The Way models! Read below about his passion for photography, and how he continues to shape his craft!

AN INTERVIEW WITH MY SISTER, SELMA

This past year has been transformational for social justice. I interviewed my sister Selma, a sophomore in high school, about what activism means to her.

LAYLA’S CORNER OF CONSIDERATION

“I am excited to be launching Layla’s Corner of Consideration, as part of Pavé The Way®. Through this platform, I will host meaningful conversation with young changemakers throughout my community and across the country!”