We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristopher Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kristopher, is there something you believe many others might not?

There is a difference between healthy and unhealthy competition.

HEALTHY competition pushes the boundaries, breaks the mold, changes the game, encourages growth/evolution.

UNHEALTHY competition is malicious, trying to knock everyone else off, sabotage, being grimy… (which ain’t cool)

A lot people associate competition with unhealthy competition, but there is a such thing as healthy competition.

We ALL compete to some degree in some facet of life. It’s just the way of life, and that’s not inherently a bad thing. Anybody who tries to say they don’t is either:
A) Lying
B) Unaware
C) Trying to trick everyone else out of competing

I think a lot of people also try to say that about competing in order to duck the responsibility to evolve and grow, because unfortunately, we do live in a climate of participation trophies. They figure if they can convince everyone to stop competing, they can continue to get away with performing at the level they do.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m an artist, in the domain of acting/filmmaking.

I don’t want to just merely ENTERTAIN. I want to craft historically/culturally significant works of ART.

My body of work will be overall designed to help put my melanated people on game, and I ultimately want my catalog to be the inspiration and basis of curriculums.

I became a writer out of necessity, because many people in my field either don’t have the courage to speak truth to power or the chops to effectively pull it off.

Taking a page out of Jordan Peele’s book, I’m in the process of making the films I want to see.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We gotta go to Galveston. I know the water ain’t the bluest, but it’s what we got!

We gotta go to the lakes so we can do some canoeing.

We gotta go to the gun range.

We gotta go skating.

We gotta hit up all the melanated vegan food spots.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?

Shoutout to all of my grassroots supporters.

It’s too many to name, but it fills me up to be a people’s champ versus the industry’s puppet.

Instagram: @kriscoadams

Youtube: https://youtu.be/nLXkCMnlG48

Image Credits
TMTSA Poster: Nolan Pena Kristopher Adams Headshot: Amy Alvarado Age Of Aquarius Logo: Lois Spurlock

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