Destiny has become my favorite word. Although it has been a word that I have always known, it hasn't been until recently that I have fully understood its meaning. My journey through life has been unique, unpredictable, blessed and well, destined.
I was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Adelphi, Maryland as the only child of my wonderful parents, Sylvester and Chandra Lipscomb. I was taught at the early age of three to be an individual and it eventually became apart of my identity to whole-heartedly and unapologetically be me. After graduating from high school, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee for college. I was very active in the Student Government Association and became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. in 2011. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tennessee State University in 2013, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science/ Pre-Veterinary Medicine. After working as a veterinary assistant for a year and half, I realized that my passion lied elsewhere and life was too short not to fulfill my dreams. I have always had a strong creative side that I've expressed through dance, writing, acting, videography, and editing. In December of 2014, I took a leap of faith toward my passion and decided to pursue a career in television and film. I am a graduate of Lipscomb University's Film & Creative Media Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program, where my primary focus was cinematography and editing.
My passion for television and film comes from the desire to create content that positively represents people of color, especially women, in a respectable manner. I have created a television comedy, #WeirdMYAH, in hopes of doing just that. I am working as a freelance director, cinematographer, and editor for individuals, artists, musicians, events, businesses, and local television stations. I am finding my voice behind the camera and also my ability to visually bring a concept to life. The process is so fulfilling to me and I hope to inspire others through this avenue that I feel I was meant to create.
I live by the anonymous quote, "Reach for the moon, because if you miss, you'll still land among the stars." I feel so thankful for the many opportunities God has blessed me with such as working for the 2015 BET Honors, NAACP Awards, and BET Awards shows, being an extra and stand-in for the hit series, Nashville, and just doing what I love everyday! I've done a lot in my 28 years of life and I appreciate every breath, experience, achievement, failure, and opportunity that has pushed me along this journey.
I am a firm believer in this word "destiny" that I've grown to love as well as the fact that we were all created and placed on this Earth for a unique purpose to fulfill. I have found happiness in my passion and look forward to the exciting journey that lies ahead!
Let's create something awesome, inspiring, and beautiful together!
- Myah Naomi Lipscomb