Ten years ago Helese landed in NYC from SC to attend Marymount Manhattan College and studied Theatre for 1 year. She then pursued music in the tough world of the underground scene of NYC. As a singer she performs in various venues, and created Helese TALKS! in 2007. It started as a local Brooklyn television show covering local events and has since expanded to a YouTube channel and a blog. She now blogs about several aspects of life, personal and public. Helese also models, writes poetry and her own songs.
In her own words:
“There are things that I believe just need to be seen. If I can just capture them and share them with the world, I’ve fulfilled my purpose. I believe that people just need to see stuff. I think that people need to hear what you’re saying, see you saying it, and that’s why I believe in the still image. That’s why I believe in film. And of course live performance. I’ve always written, always had a strong voice through words, and I wanna let the world feel me that way now. These are the mediums that I work through, and the information is gonna touch who it’s gonna touch. And once I’ve captured the information and put it out there in a compelling way, then I’ve fulfilled my purpose.”