• Tasha Tyson

Happy Hump Day Indie peeps, I hope your creative juices have been overflowing this week! May I start off by stating how BOMB our first Indie High Saturday was! Woot! Woot! Being that it was my first ever Indie High experience, I was super excited about what the night would bring and all of the new people I would meet. When I tell you, y’all did not disappoint! It was a WHOLE VIBE literally the entire night thanks to DJ Silly Willy. He played all the jams, and the way he seamlessly transitioned into each song was nothing short of spectacular. Also, shout out to our two performances, MPAC World and Intellect Allison, who were so amazingly captivating, and shout out to all who attended because we couldn’t do this without you. The support that you shower over each other and the Indie High brand is phenomenal. The whole night was a lot of fun getting to know you guys and being blessed with your talents, so thank you so much. Lastly, I appreciate all of you for being such a gracious audience by allowing me to perform my poem for you. The love I received definitely meant a lot to me since it was my first time reciting my poetry to an audience. For those of you who missed it or who are interested in re-reading it, I will post it at the end of this blog.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed Indie High Saturday just as much-or more than-I did. If you were one of the unlucky ones who missed it, please make it your business to be at the next one because you’re missing out on meeting a lot of dope souls with endless talent, and not to mention a great networking opportunity. So, tell a friend to bring a friend then tell them to bring three more friends and let’s get Indie High! Don’t forget to check back here on Monday for the next post where I will be highlighting a very special artist or entrepreneur. If you or someone you know is a creative that’s been killing the game and would like to be featured on our blog, email us at, DM me on IG @iam.treasured or on Twitter at @writeliketash telling us who you are, where you’re from and a few interesting facts about your art and/or business and I will reach back out to you from there. Until next time y’all stay blessed, stay focused, stay Indie High! Poem below:

The Ride...

I feel like a leaf just blowing in the wind

No destination, no control

I'm just along for the ride...

I feel like I'm tumbling down a flight of stairs with nothing to grab onto.

I'm reaching out, but I'm falling deeper into the darkness. Now, I'm just along for the ride.

Though there are highs to complement the lows,

They are full of temporary "highs" and quick blows

Cause I was just along for the "ride"

Searching for companionship to combat the loneliness I felt when he left me,

I began to hate the fact that I loved to love

But I loved the fact that I hated the hate that was left in my heart.

Was trying to get off this emotional roller coaster Though now I'm just along for the ride.

I'm looking for love and tryna find my faith

I'm looking to God to find my place

Everybody’s telling me to be patient, but nah, fuck that

I can't slow my pace!

I'm stressed out, I'm going crazy, I'm out of my mind.

But I'm on my journey to success, I gotta catch this tide cause I'm racing with time...

But until I reach my final destination, I'm just along for the ride...

Written by: Taishiana Tyson (5/25/16)

  • Tasha Tyson

Hey y’all, Happy 2020! I hope that so far your new year has been filled with creative brilliance and entrepreneurial success! Keeping in line with the “New year, New me” philosophy, we are bringing in 2020 with a new blog, new writer! My name is Tasha Tyson and I am a poet and story writer from Decatur, Ga. I am super excited to give you guys some great content and to be able to share my talent and creativity with all of you! This year has many great things in store for Indie High. We’ve got a new team of interns- Lee, Liyah, and myself (there are still some positions open btw!)- who are going to help take Indie High Radio to the next level. We are hosting the first ever Indie High Saturdays on February 29th to close out Black History Month and we will be hosting and attending many more spectacular events to highlight the many gifted talents around the city! I hope you guys are as excited about this year as we are because the come up is about to be real! Indie High is going to be bigger and better than ever! We appreciate all of you for always showing up and showing out in giving your support.

Catch me next week for the next blog post! Keep blessing the world with your creativity, continue to be great, and surround yourselves with other like-minded creatives/entrepreneurs and take yourselves to the next level.

“You can’t hang out with chickens and expect the soar with the eagles.” -Joel Olsteen

  • Andria Nate' (TayDigga)

Oh the joys of starting a new venture such as a business. You're overjoyed with ideas, your ambition is on an all time high, & you literally feel like you can fly. Then all of a sudden here comes the stress, the major roadblocks , your creative juices seem to stop flowing, & then come the many setbacks you can't even keep count. You begin to question yourself as if what's the point of even trying anymore ? These are the moments people tend to leave out of the entrepreneurial journey & skip to all the glitz and glam after they've gone through the trenches. I'm here to tell you to hold on ....don't give up because these minor setbacks make for major comebacks creating the moments that make you who you are. You will appreciate ALL the successes that come after you make it out of what seems like the end. Now this blog is not to scare anyone who is wanting to start their own business, but rather Encourage you to never give up no matter how hard, no matter the circumstances, no matter how you feel. God didn't bless you with this vision/talent to give up this easily.

How do you get out of this funk you say?! From my own experience I say isolate yourself and get back to the why?! Why did you start? What initially triggered your excitement for starting this business? When I was feeling this way I had to get out of my normal routine & get inspired again by changing my scenery. Easier said than done but you have to push yourself & tap into the amazing talented individual you are. Once you step into the genius box as Amanda Seales refers to it

on her podcast Small Doses, you'll tap into a side of you that you didn't even know was there. A potential that will take you to the next level & you can do it!

Believe. In. Yourself. Word to 2 Chainz