The best advice I ever received It’s short and sweet: you are enough. I don’t think we reflect on that enough. Everything I feel I have experienced on my journey, I have very much looked outside myself. But sometimes ‘you are enough’ penetrates deeper than something I’m looking for externally. It makes me go back and forward in time – it makes me reflect in time, look at where I’ve come and the people I’ve met, and look at where I want to go. When I piece it all together, I realise that where I’m at is the best place – I’m present, I’ve made and created something. When it resonates for me is when I tell it to myself.
The advice I would pass on Patience. Sometimes, especially in the time we’re in now, we realise we’ve been over-working ourselves. Sometimes it’s about waiting and making the mountain come to you rather than going and climbing the mountain. I turn 36 this year, and there are many times I didn’t feel patient. But when I’ve sat into myself I realise that’s when I become the manifester and magician, and that there’s a level of flow that comes to me.
Hip hop dance, my world, is very much a young person’s game. A lot of the younger creators are feeling like they haven’t hit that moment yet. Even for me, it feels like it only just starts now. Before I was prepping myself, and now it starts. So it’s very much about patience. Sit into ourselves and be patient with ourselves, and understanding and knowledge will come.