When I first met Ava we instantly vibed. It wasn't hard, she has an open soul. Approached with high energy and easy conversation it felt like we knew each other from way back. I first saw her perform at pure lounge on U street. The air of the lounge vibrated with energy from all the emerging artists waiting to share the words that best expressed them as beings.
She had a song with another artist but was able to share her spoken word from her EP called vandalized. We both share the passion to be the best at what we do, as women, and as black women. It's no question, the music business is dominated by men, and women are just sex symbols, but AVA does not let that domination kill her approach and way of performance. At 5'0 and small frame, she goes in like a beast. She's unapologetically herself. Artists like that inspire me to do this #creativecollaboration project. Never have I experienced energy like hers.