I was in Dallas for #ICBI32 (a business incubator industry conference) for the last couple of days and there’s so much to internalize and reflect on. I was really surprised by all of the seminars and lectures that directly addressed a lot of the problems I’ve noticed with the rise of startup culture: the acceleration of gentrification, the increasing marginalization of low income communities, and the lack of inclusion/support for female identifying and PoC entrepreneurs. Shout out to @_inbia_ for creating space for these hard conversations. I’ve come home ready to take on some big projects, both at work and in my creative life. I can’t wait to get started and merge my passion for art and entrepreneurship to strive for a more inclusive, supportive, and equitable world.