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Alive, making stuff, and ready to collaborate – Onicia Updates

This month’s newsletter is inspired by my friend and fellow creative living in Chicago, Erisa Apantaku (@erisa_apantaku). Erisa produces content for some of my fave Chicago media organizations including City Bureau and South Side Weekly. As we break for the holiday season and prepare our resolutions for 2019, I want you to know that I’m alive, […]

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Nothing to say – Onicia Updates

 Sooo, I find myself in a bit of a predicament. I want to send 12 newsletters this year but this month I have nothing to say. I thought about doing a year in review or thankful edition but I kinda don’t have the energy to put together a ‘meaty’ letter. So what can I do […]

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Unashamed Fangirl – Onicia Updates

Newsletters don’t always have to be exclusively about me. October is dedicated to Shouting out friends and their new projects. That’s all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter. Fangirlin’ Just a few of my friends who create dope […]

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Back to Basics – Onicia Updates

Y’all, I feel like I’ve been living in the library. I currently have five books related writing and the business of being an artists and businessperson. I also purchased two e-books about independent publishing from one of my favorite authors/entrepreneurs, Sylvia Hubbard. What’s up with all the reading? Well, I’ve been feeling a bit stagnant […]

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True stories and faithful friends – Onicia Updates

Aight, so what have I been up to? Oh you know, just the usual: slapping words together and creating dope art with cool people. Last month we filmed my episode of Pre-Existing. I’m so thankful that Lissette was there to direct. Lissette works well under pressure and she’s was so amazing and reading my mood […]

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Writing all da Words – Onicia Updates – July 2018

Holy hotdog it is hot in Chicago — like Caribbean hot! This is the summer of adulting; I’m using a coaster and choosing water over soda. Well, I’m not really a sugary drink person, but I try to get at least one when I go to parties.  Last month, I reunited with my friend Alicia […]

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Caribbean Gyal Inna Chicago – Onicia Updates – June 2018

Oh-ni-ni! What’s my name?! Oh-ni-ni! What’s my name?! Spring. Summer. Whatever you call this beautiful, but brief season is when the Chicago sun comes out to bless a bish is finally here. June is also Caribbean American Heritage Month. At the year’s midpoint, I am feeling myself. Why? Firstly, my mommy is still alive and will […]

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Creative Growth – Onicia Update – May 2018

When I started this newsletter in January 2016, I used it to hold myself accountable. How can I call myself a writer if my words are never published? How do I call myself a performer if I never stand on a stage? How do I prove that I get ish done (am a successful project […]

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Chillin’ and Relaxin’ – Onicia Update – April 2018

Yes, I’m alive. Just hanging around, enjoying my social media break, and waiting for spring. Um, should I say more? Nah, that’s all I gotta say today. Got something I should see or someone I should collaborate with? Email me or shout at me on Twitter. Published Writings 6 Lessons Learned Adapting My Feature Script […]

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I am Woman, Hear Me Yawn! – Onicia Updates – March 2018

Welcome to March! It’s Women’s History Month. If you’ve been following me on le social media, you know that I pretty much spend my twitter days hyping up women in entertainment. My wish for March is to find a moment to nap and attend Heaux Magazine’s 1-year anniversary party! That’s all I gotta say today. […]