I had the pleasure of going to graduate school with Chakila at Kendall College of Art and Design. She is an INCREDIBLE painter and one of those joyous souls to be around. I asked her if she wanted to do some portraits to really uplift and empower her.

We spent about an hour together, catching up, photographing and talking. It was SO nice to see her. She is going to be moving out of state here, shortly, and I cannot wait to watch her grow. <3