BLKRN Showcase was created to raise awareness of local movements and creators based in Central Ohio. The concept is to help locals become aware of the interests of their peers, in addition to discovering any potential opportunities for collaboration. BLKRN Showcase was previously known as The BLKRN Collective. We decided to change the name to better reflect the goals of the initiative. We encourage our visitors to check out the work of all of our collaborators on their respective sites below. If you have a project yourself that you're interested in sharing, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"After I graduated from Ohio State University, I picked up and moved across the country to Austin, Texas. I didn’t know anyone before moving here, nor did I have a job. I took a thrilling risk. My blog, SamanthaRuwe.com, is mostly dedicated to my experiences in a new city. On my blog, you will see advice on moving and life in general, my favorite spots in Austin, photographs, and whatever my heart feels compelled and inspired to write about."
—Samantha Ruwe, Founder
The S Movement
"Hello! We are two Cincinnati based South-Indian women interested in content design, photography and creative direction and have recently started a page as a creative outlet for our thoughts and ideas. Our goal is to incorporate our South-Asian cultures with our contemporary 'hip-hop socialist' lifestyle through photoshoots, think pieces, weekly tunes and more. We hope to empower women by helping them express their creativity, just as we aim to do ourselves."
—Smrithi Ram & Sree Brahmamdam, Founders
ByOgochukwu is an online fashion boutique founded by Ogochukwu Obiagwu. ByOgochukwu is a brand that promotes African cultural pride and provides affordable yet quality products for each customer. From creating handmade accessories to specializing in customized clothing, ByOgochukwu believes in unique trends that can't be found elsewhere. The Ohio State University's Council of Black Students in Administration organization awarded her the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, at their 2nd Annual Entrepreneur Showcase. Ogochukwu is a proud Buckeye as she looks forward to expanding her passion for entrepreneurship, growing as a leader, and establishing a strong network foundation during her time here at Ohio State.
"My name is Emme, an adventurist fashion blogger with a camera. Over the last few years, my love of fashion, life, and photography has transcended into a beautiful vision that I am turning into a reality on emmereed.com. Follow me as my visions continue to unravel into reality, as I am planning a future full of new posts, collabs, and shoots."
—Emme Furlong, Founder
Stray Soul Entertainment
"We are working on spreading love. We are working towards a level of consciousness that promotes an optimal lifestyle. The message will be seen and heard through art."
—Isaiah Boyd, SSE