What age did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was young, I usually say around ages 12 or 14.
What do you usually write about?
I started off writing little poems about love, then it grew into longer poems about love. Eventually, I started writing about my own experiences with relationships and life in general. Being a Christian poet, I usually incorporate something about Jesus. I tend to write about issues in todays society, in church, and so on.
Where did your stage name “Chosen.” come from?
I always wanted a stage name but I didn’t just want to use any name. After some time, Chosen. was the name that seemed to fit me and my life, There are many meanings behind that name, While interviewed at one time I only shared one meaning due to the time and experiencing a blank mind (smh). Chosen. comes from the scripture Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” I believe God has a calling on my life (as He may have on other peoples life) and I chose to listen and to follow Him. A lot of people can be called to complete a mission but not all of them will listen and follow God. This name also comes from 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;” I mean this is self explanatory. I am chosen, I am different, I am a child of God. Chosen. also pertains to the fact that we go through issues in our life but we should try to understand that God knew what we would go through and what we would encounter. We were chosen to go through it, good or bad.
What do you want accomplish with your gift?
Honestly, I want to touch the lives of millions. I want to uplift Christ and truly be used by Him. I would love to grow old and look back over my life satisfied because I didn’t sit on my gift but used it and was productive with my time here on earth.
What are some goals you have?
I want to continue to write books, I was never the best at writing but I took a liking to writing. I want to continue my blogs and videos on YouTube and connect with other creative minds. I also would love to travel around the world, ministering in spoken word as well as speaking as a motivational speaker. I want to meet new people and become more out there. With all my goals listed I cant help but say I also will love to eventually get my masters and become a therapist.
What are your fears?
My fears pertaining are not feeling good or creative enough and not knowing my next moves. Being around so many creative people sometimes pushes you to look at yourself and evaluate what your doing. When I am around creative people it usually encourages me to do more and to be more then what I think I can be. There are those moments that we all have though, when doubt creeps in an you wonder if your as good or as successful. I also like to have everything mapped out. Understanding that things don’t always work my way can be a hard pill to swallow. Sometimes not knowing what my next step or move is can be a little scary.
What am I working on?
I always have events I want to throw and things I want to do in mind. I can give you a list of ALL the things I want to do and the events I want to throw but that list goes on. So far, I am in the process of publishing my first book (yay) as well as hosting an event under PhenomenallyCHOSEN. June 2017 for the youth. While working a full time job I am also connecting with more people and attending more open mic events. I am still blogging and posting inspirational videos on YouTube as well.
Words of encouragement:
Don’t limit yourself or place yourself in a box. Dream big and do what you can to bring make your visions reality. Don’t lose yourself in the process.