Imani Stevens_PORTRAIT_2_by Amy C Evans.




I would say that doing things virtually has given me kind of a confidence that I wouldn't have with talking to people in person or just even engaging with them without things being virtual. It's really given me this like boost of go after what you want. So we actually have a guest—so for Takeout Fest, for example, we had a guest deejay whose name is Simon Says, who I'm a huge fan of. He does lots of remixes that I use in my sets. And so I had the confidence to ask him if he wanted to be a part of it, and I feel like a lot of people are very open to saying yes and to doing things virtually because it's just like such an environment that no one is familiar with. So it's just given me the courage to kind of go after what I want more vigorously.

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