+ kristoff

The in his skin, project now presents an exchange of words with kristoff:

001 What is your name and where do you currently reside ?

K - My name is Kristoff "Booga" Brown I'm from New Orleans, LA but I currently reside in Atlanta, GA. 

002: Who influences your life the most ? 

K - I'm really heavy into knowledge and change. Things that we don't see often but always effect our life. It's like I really want to use more of my brain because the simple fact that people say we can only use a minimum amount of it only makes me want to go harder.

003: What is your purpose in life?

K - My purpose in life is to change the world as much as I can till my hour glass is empty. To aspire to inspire as I work through the voice and blood of God. I see that I have a gift and I want everyone to know they have one as well and to bring more peace.

004: What are your thoughts on the place that black men hold in society? 

K - I feel like black men are so deep in a hole from rumors and what we've been taught and stereotypes that it's hard for us to see or even accept our full potential. Or even see the good in ourselves because it's been beat in our head.. I think black men are beautiful because as a black man I'm beautiful and I think my gender is what keeps this world moving well. 

005: What do you hope for people to gather from your work? 

K - To have their own perspective and not allow others to dictate their decisions. That you don't have to follow the rules just to make it to where you want to go. To be fearless and be expressive in what you enjoy and love that's what I want the world to get from my art (work).

006: How has love helped you become a stronger man? 

K - Love has showed me that it's the most complex simple thing known to man but it's beautiful. That it's the only cure to war and when you feel like you're on that battle field why not fight for the one thing that will cease all the violence so I fight for peace. 

007: When did you realize that you were comfortable in your own skin? 

K - I'm still not comfortable in my skin but I'm working on it but I realized that I was beginning to become who I am in my skin when I started modeling and writing because it forced me to deal with myself and my insecurities.

008: What do you love most about being a man of color ? 

K - Just learning so much as the passion about being a man of color the strength and the glory we could have if we only just knew.

009: Name some lessons that a woman has taught you. . . 

K - That love, respect and strength is important. I won't speak much on it, but if you wish to understand and see my response, you can do so by viewing some of poems that elaborate more on this question.