Who am I?

"Born to a Caribbean family in Florida and spent most of my childhood living across the United States of America and in the United Kingdom. My experiences in my youth have become a constant reflection in my artistic projects of today. To make it clear, my family chose to travel often but not for military reasons. Instead, they were seeking to empower themselves in a system designed to work against them. I am proud to say, that I come from a creative family who chose to not be pigeonholed, and decided to fight against the supremacist system, whether intellectually or through the arts. I, myself, ended up developing a passion for music, literature, and visual art. After school, I volunteered in programs to learn how to screenplay; produce music; and to advance in my artistic styles in both fine arts and design. Remaining in the top tier of my class, I also was granted access to even more opportunities that supported my constant thirst for knowledge. Since grade school and college, I have made many accomplishments in the arts and in literature, and I continue to push myself beyond my comfort zone."

~ Latoya Ralliford

Bold & Elegant

Artist

Latoya Ralliford is an artist who has developed a range of different techniques of works, since grade school. Latoya has built a beautiful collection of paintings, wood carvings, clay sculptures and more. Explore Latoya's Art Portfolio in the Art Collections section of our site. You can also explore the artist's favorite works, as well as take custom work home, in our Print Shop.

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Author & Illustrator

Latoya Ralliford created and illustrated her first children's book at 7. This granted her the opportunity of traveling to neighboring schools to read her story to preschoolers. After her brief moment of fame, literature was placed on the back burner until she founded KERNE Magazine and published the BLK Excellence series. Since then, Latoya has read at numerous author events throughout Seattle. And is currently about to launch a few new publications before 2025! Latoya writes various publications like non-fiction, poetry, children's stories, and sci-fi/fantasy.

In addition to publishing her own works, she has also helped develop, edit and publish works for other upcoming authors.

 

Explore her collection of publications.

 

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