April 25, 2024



Immersed in Creativity: Our Experience at Rec Philly’s Creator Day

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The senior editors of Intellectual Ink Magazine, Julia Press Simmons and Charlotte Young-Foye, arrived at Rec Philly’s Creator Day on Saturday, Feb 24th, shortly after the doors opened. The place was jam-packed, and the energy was electric. Rec Creator Day was designed to help you stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of creative entrepreneurship. They combine a lineup of industry giants, inspiring talks, skill-sharpening workshops, immersive experiences, and invaluable networking opportunities.

We snapped a few quick photos and then weaved through the crowd to find a not-so-quiet corner to set up camp. Our schedule permitted us to be there until 4 pm, and here is what we experienced. 

First up: Creator Talk: For the Culture by Scottie Beam, Co-Host/Media Personality & Imani Ellis, Founder and CEO CultureCon/The Creative Collective

Next, we have “From Hobby to Hustle,” Powered by Google and led by BRIANA DEMAYO, Founder of Taste Creators, CHRISTIAN CROSBY.

Artist/Media Personality Philadelphia 76ers, TOM MANNING Lead Producer Breakbeat Media/DCMWG Podcast, and MARISSA HILL Executive Producer and Host Shade Studios/ShadeTV

Lastly, “And The Beat Goes On Hip-Hop’s Past, Present & Future,” by TUMA BASA, Director of Black Music Culture YouTube, and WILL TOMS, co-founder of REC PHILLY, creative entrepreneur and visionary leader.

Immersive experiences were a pivotal event component, with hands-on activities to tap into attendees’ creativity. From interactive installations to innovative challenges, participants had the opportunity to explore new ideas and push the boundaries of their creative expression.

Charlotte did Yoga with Trin in the movement room. Trin offered an experience of yoga’s physical, mental, and spiritual benefits in a supportive and encouraging environment. Rec Members and their guest left the room with big smiles and plenty of energy, and I dutifully encouraged them all from the bench outside the room!  

In between talks and sessions, the event facilitated valuable networking opportunities. Attendees were able to connect with fellow creators, exchange ideas, and build relationships that could potentially lead to future collaborations. Intellectual Ink Magazine connected with the following…


Sanovia is a Music and Movement Artist from Muncie, IN, based in Philadelphia, PA. An energetic storyteller on a mission to wake up the world with conversations, movement, and music that bring heaven to earth, she sparks her audience to infuse more authenticity and joy in their everyday lives. With a balance of energy and the comforting nature of neo-soul, Sanovia weaves hip-hop, R&B, soul, and neo-soul fluently and with ease. catchmeinthelight.com


Emani, better known as The Pish Posh Girl, is a Philadelphia native who has been painting since the first grade. Emani prides herself on making exclusive, 1-of-1 pieces, from her artwork to clothing designs. via Urban Outfitters PISHPOSH | Urban Outfitters

Maleata M. Ragin

Reiki Master Teacher/Holistic Wellness Coach. I teach people how to utilize holistic wellness techniques so they can live the life they truly desire! Want to learn how I can help you? Book a free 15-minute consultation today! Follow me on Instagram to stay up-to-date on classes and events! Esubiyii Maleata Ragin (@maleatamonay) • Instagram photos and videos

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