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I am your spirit guide Rashad Malik Davis, an award-winning author/illustrator and entrepreneur currently pursuing his dream! I love to explore themes of spirituality, magic, the mystic and social justice in my work most often - but in a fun and humorous way!
I’ve been obsessively putting my visions and dreams to paper ever since I could hold a pen firmly, and I’ve reveled in every second of this journey. I am an artist, storyteller and avid reader who has been doing all for as long as I can remember: drawing characters, giving them stories and reading to get inspired.
In 2014, I reached a crossroads. I had the option of staying stagnant, pursuing a career that was financially safe but ultimately unfulfilling. I felt stuck, called to do more. It wasn't until one night where I had a specific dream telling me "Take this opportunity or you might not get it again", that I literally woke up to my purpose. I decided to leap with my eyes closed but heart wide open, trusting in myself and whatever guides came through that one night. I'm happy to report that I am no longer jumping. I am flying. I've now translated this all into a career as a diverse illustrator with a renewed focus on picture books for children. The inner child in me thankfully has never left, and he's come out to share with everyone the magic and beauty of childhood and life itself. Will you take my hand and make the leap with me too?