As black history month begins, we celebrate all creators and reflect on the African-American community’s contributions.
Makeup artist Shirley Metellus has made a career by creating face and body art. She continues to grow her social media platform with over 6,000 followers on Instagram and over 200 subscribers on YouTube.
When it comes to finding inspiration, she gets it from anywhere, even a dream. Shirley says, “I go to sleep, take a nap, and whatever I dream, if it’s bees, then I’ll do a whole beehive.”
As her platform grows, her influence grows as well, and Shirley takes advantage of this. She has kept the conversation alive of racial injustice sending a powerful message. Shirley created a Black Lives Matter photoshoot with body art. Garlley Louis, one of Shirley’s models, posed for the shoot. Louis says, “I wanted to bring out the history of my complexion.”