Kimasia Ayers

because


require


Creative Solutions.

Complex Problems

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Kimasia,

Hey y’all, I’m

But you can call me

Versatile

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Born and raised in the beautiful hoods of Orlando, Florida, Kimasia Ayers strives to provide her community with a loving and supportive environment. As an FSU Senior majoring in Creative Writing and African-American studies, Kimasia channels her passion for linguistics into curating authentic narratives and fostering inclusive experiences. As an innovative sociologist, she has made it her mission to utilize her love for linguistics and creativity to cultivate authentic stories and capture captivating experiences. Navigating the professional world as 'The Ultimate Muse', she embodies sociological insight, creative artistry, community reform, and innovative advocacy.

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Butterfinger AD/Commercial

Copywriting, Scripting, Animation, and VoiceOver

by Kimasia Ayers


FADE IN.


(V.O.)

Crispity. (Wrapper)

A CLOSE-UP showcasing the Butterfinger layers.


(V.O. CONT'D)

Crunchy. (Bite Butterfinger bar)

A CLOSE-UP of the Butterfinger being broken in half with crumbs in the air.


(V.O. CONT'D)

Peanut butter goodness. (mmmm)

A CLOSE-UP of someone licking their fingers clean... succulently, with the Butterfinger being broken in half with crumbs in the air.


(V.O. CONT'D)

Yeah... it's a Butterfinger.

A CLOSE-UP rotating 360 degrees around the Butterfinger bar.


(V.O. CONT'D)

And nobody's gonna lay a finger on my Butterfinger.

A CLOSE-UP of several hands reaching toward a Butterfinger on a white table, only to be swiftly snatched away by the same person licking their fingers.


CUT TO:


A CLOSE-UP of a half-eaten Butterfinger on a white table, showing its delicious layers, chocolate-laced wrapper, and crumbs around the chocolate bar.


FADE OUT.

Kimasia Ayers 'What is a Text?' Photoshoot

An Article by kimasia ayers

An Article by kimasia ayers

What is a Text?:

dismantling society’s view towards text, its perception, and its importance”


English majors study text, so what is a text? Text is all around us. Modern society has contorted us to believe that text must be in the form of a book and other shapes of written or printed work. However, society doesn’t acknowledge how this form of thinking is woven in conditioning and hyper-exposure to manipulated media, creating an invisible web of hierarchy and influence that decides what is “worthy” to be shared and ultimately, studied.

Text is the binding force within the formula of communication, interaction, and/or perception, where a noun is created and/or brought into the world and is simply perceived, whether it be actively or passively. Text can range from unwritten knowledge (such as oral traditions) to pottery and textiles (such as ancient artifacts and flags). Text is not a concrete item that can be pin-pointed but rather a meldable substance that varies upon cultures, text is a tool of communication that is not one-size-fits-all. Textual Validity is subtly interwoven into cultural acceptance, appreciation, and recognition, providing us with insight into implicit bias and cultural perceptions- evident through Western society’s hyper-reliance on Textual-normativity through media exposure, academia, and historical narratives. Text is circulated through the human experience by perceiving and providing and can take form in both concrete and abstract scenarios. To fully grasp the vastness of the text, I ask that you disconnect yourself from your individual experiences, ideas, and previous conditioning, and approach this matter on a scale that is both larger and deeper than you and I. We must acknowledge the bountiful nature of diverse mediums around the world, culturally holding the same significance that the Western world places on books, social media, and other printed works. Narrow exposure tends to dictate whether something is a text, ultimately dismissing the cultural significance, permanence, relevance, and emotional connections that excluded mediums hold within communities. Western exposure to text is often passed through a postcolonial-and-catholicism lens that is embedded into our schools, social media, and our social ecosystems. White heteronormativity is prescribed as the default, enforcing social constructs, standards, philosophies, and conditioning, that contribute to the erasure of cultures that are fighting for a chance to survive and to be accepted. Our prenotion narrow line of text nearly eradicates the chance for other mediums to be studied, exposed, and appreciated; all in the name of fitting into this box built on exclusivity. This pushback only does two things: fuel false narratives of every identity and intersectional community and reinforce the text that is shaping the narratives.

When looking at a text we must relieve ourselves of a stagnant perspective when having conversations about labels and identification. In a society that urges you to select one career, one partner, and one passion- it’s easy to get caught in labeling rather than experiencing. We must remove our “this-or-that” mentality when approaching text, text is an umbrella, not an item you can pinpoint. Aiming to pinpoint something so vast would be like trying to find a needle in a cornfield at night. Multiple things can exist at once and nothing is either-or, like many things in life, text is a spectrum with certain concentrations. Like a color hex grid, it would be extremely difficult to perfectly pinpoint color code #4ba72b, but it’s easy to find “green”; it’s vital to embrace these color and cultural differences without invalidating others due to our human nature of wanting definite answers. This poor understanding of what is, and isn’t a text is not merely an English major issue, but rather a symptom of society’s poor understanding, conditioning, and lack of inclusivity. Text is all around us, in the media, on the streets, in our daily interactions, on our devices, being taught at school, and in many other interactions that we perceive and...

English majors study text, so what is a text? Text is all around us. Modern society has contorted us to believe that text must be in the form of a book and other shapes of written or printed work. However, society doesn’t acknowledge how this form of thinking is woven in conditioning and hyper-exposure to manipulated media, creating an invisible web of hierarchy and influence that decides what is “worthy” to be shared and ultimately, studied.

Text is the binding force within the formula of communication, interaction, and/or perception, where a noun is created and/or brought into the world and is simply perceived, whether it be actively or passively. Text can range from unwritten knowledge (such as oral traditions) to pottery and textiles (such as ancient artifacts and flags). Text is not a concrete item that can be pin-pointed but rather a meldable substance that varies upon cultures, text is a tool of communication that is not one-size-fits-all. Textual Validity is subtly interwoven into cultural acceptance, appreciation, and recognition, providing us with insight into implicit bias and cultural perceptions- evident through Western society’s hyper-reliance on Textual-normativity through media exposure, academia, and historical narratives. Text is circulated through the human experience by perceiving and providing and can take form in both concrete and abstract scenarios. To fully grasp the vastness of the text, I ask that you disconnect yourself from your individual experiences, ideas, and previous conditioning, and approach this matter on a scale that is both larger and deeper than you and I. We must acknowledge the bountiful nature of diverse mediums around the world, culturally holding the same significance that the Western world places on books, social media, and other printed works. Narrow exposure tends to dictate whether something is a text, ultimately dismissing the cultural significance, permanence, relevance, and emotional connections that excluded mediums hold within communities. Western exposure to text is often passed through a postcolonial-and-catholicism lens that is embedded into our schools, social media, and our social ecosystems. White heteronormativity is prescribed as the default, enforcing social constructs, standards, philosophies, and conditioning, that contribute to the erasure of cultures that are fighting for a chance to survive and to be accepted. Our prenotion narrow line of text nearly eradicates the chance for other mediums to be studied, exposed, and appreciated; all in the name of fitting into this box built on exclusivity. This pushback only does two things: fuel false narratives of every identity and intersectional community and reinforce the text that is shaping the narratives.

When looking at a text we must relieve ourselves of a stagnant perspective when having conversations about labels and identification. In a society that urges you to select one career, one partner, and one passion- it’s easy to get caught in labeling rather than experiencing. We must remove our “this-or-that” mentality when approaching text, text is an umbrella, not an item you can pinpoint. Aiming to pinpoint something so vast would be like trying to find a needle in a cornfield at night. Multiple things can exist at once and nothing is either-or, like many things in life, text is a spectrum with certain concentrations. Like a color hex grid, it would be extremely difficult to perfectly pinpoint color code #4ba72b, but it’s easy to find “green”; it’s vital to embrace these color and cultural differences without invalidating others due to our human nature of wanting definite answers. This poor understanding of what is, and isn’t a text is not merely an English major issue, but rather a symptom of society’s poor understanding, conditioning, and lack of inclusivity. Text is all around us, in the media, on the streets, in our daily interactions, on our devices, being taught at school, and in many other interactions that we perceive and...

The Stylist and her Muses:

BY KIMASIA AYERS

This show marked the public debut of my fashion/magazine journey, resulting in my work being featured three times in a magazine (front cover shoot article, beauty+styling, and the fashion show).


The fashion show's theme was 'gallery,' and my inspiration was the Black experience portrayed within media. I styled the models in relation to our versatility as a community, using it as a platform to humanize the voices that have been commodified (left to right): the 'Independent Woman,' the 'Jezebel,' the 'Alienated,' and the 'Baller.'


The media is a palatable and powerful tool used for knowledge and second-hand experiences. Yet, what do you do when the pain and struggles of your experience are commodified and diluted to an aesthetic?


We see the Hood becoming commodified within music and media, and it's important to look beyond the superficiality that feeds our consumerism. With food deserts and femicide running freely in the streets, to intersectional ostracization and the glorification of cotton-based currency; we see that this state of survival has been commercialized.


This stress permeates a pain that intricately weaves the community within a bed of suffering; this sheet of scarcity calls for a shift of survival, by any means necessary.


Zooming in, you’ll see that my models have 3D tears running down their faces in their respective colors. I made these tears to pay homage to those lost in the search for salvation. These tears represent those swallowed by the system, those who have been lost in the streets, and those who have succumbed to survival.


These tears represent the vulnerability they were never allowed to showcase - emotions hidden under a mask of stigmas, slowly stripping our children of their youth. When we look at Black representation in media, we aren't shown people with emotions - people who cry - or people who feel pain; we're shown carefully curated cattle in a cage of constraints, coping with those who are constantly trying to contain and commodify cultural components.

Kimasia Ayers' Fashion Show Styling Debut

Honor Thy Blood

A Poem BY KIMASIA AYERS

If only they knew why my altar is so important.

I kneeled by my bed and swallowed his presence.

The man with his old hat, always standin’ beside me.

while I’m wonderin’ what great was this Grand-daddy?

My hair had damn near shot up as he smiled at me.

Corroded corneas,

but I saw the cardinal dripping down his back.

I kneeled beside my bed, carrying the weight of these generational debacles.

The stomach-churning regret my grandmomma still feels to this day.

The way Grandma Laverne still looks at my momma’s pictures,

melancholy.

She still feels like she didn’t protect her-

But as much as I told her, I didn't understand

Til the tsunami of sorrow swallowed me whole,

peacefully presenting itself through me.

I kneeled beside my bed, becoming immersed in the aroma.

The Accent of cinnamon alcohol lingering in my room,

serenaded by a sea of Florida water and pine sol-

along with the crispy burning of an incense.

Faith spanks my eyes shut,

Here my pupils serve no purpose.

Sixteen Streams slivering against my smile

Falling on my white as I wait


No weapon formed against me shall prosper

As you guide and protect me near still waters.

Allow me to see with your eyes

And feel with your flesh.

May the bloodshed of your machetes continue to protect my kin.

and the wind will forever guide me

through the blood beneath my skin.

Asè.


Kimasia Ayers in the water

Offerings & Experience

Digital & Graphic Design

With over 8 years of experience and a passion for creating awe-inspiring designs, my skills in creative direction and photography have distinguished me in the industry.

Project & Team Management

I’m an innovative sociologist committed to inclusive, trauma-informed leadership. My expertise in Asana, Google Suite, Monday, and more, equips me with the ability to manage people and projects and the intricacies of software.

Copywriting & Content

As a lover of linguistics and a natural-born storyteller, I convey ideas through a multitude of mediums, from creative non-fiction to catchy jingles. Communication is a tool that should be wielded to meet your specific needs.

Web Development & Marketing

Bringing more than 10 years of experience in e-commerce and marketing, I am proficient in WordPress, e-commerce platforms, SEO tools, GA4, Mailchimp, Google Search Console, PPC ads, and online commercials, among others.

Production & Editing

With a decade of experience in production and editing, I specialize in everything from storyboarding and shooting to proofreading and post-production, passionately bringing your visions to life!

Research & Academic Engagement

With a wide range of research studies and academic papers under my belt, my quest for knowledge has led me on the path you see today. My curiosity always brings me back; I am a student at heart.

Fashion & Beauty

I excel in storytelling through captivating scenes and styles, with nearly half a decade in set design, styling, makeup, and modeling. To me, storytelling transcends mere sentences.

Event & Promotion Management

With more than six years of experience as an MC, I combine creative improvisation with strategic execution to create safe and engaging experiences that are crafted to make a lasting impression.

Art & Multimedia

I leverage a decade of artistic expertise to craft compelling, thought-provoking works. My creations span a variety of mediums, each formulated to evoke emotions and provoke personal reflections.

Kimasiaa@gmail.com

(850) 629-9497

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