NAME: Alicia Evans
Hometown: Roosevelt, New York
Member of EHSLI Since 2017
I am all about art: fine art, performance, the art of conversation and the art of relationships. By day, I am a public relations and social media professional serving as a professor at City College of New York/CUNY. My work has taken me around the world representing celebrities, politicians, pharmaceuticals and others. I have spearheaded a national talk forum helping corporations market their wares. Understanding the power of communication and relationship building, I have evolved into an “empathy professional” where I now train physicians on how to become more caring. And when the day wines down, I share my gift of performance: singing, storytelling and theatrics. And of my fiber art world: I am truly pleased to have garnered distinguished accreditation from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and have hosted several solo exhibitions. And there’s so much more to come.
What’s your favorite movie/book/play and why?
The Alchemist You can return to the essence of this acclaimed book a thousand times yet conclude with discovering another side of yourself. The book’s innate ability to prompt reflection is truly brilliant.
If you were having your last meal on earth what would it be?
A nice, juicy orange and strawberries with a piece of chocolate cake. Add a side of potatoes and an overflowing plate of green beans.
What do you do in your spare time? (e.g., hobbies or other volunteer work) Create fiber art, field new ideas, EHSLI activities and engage in what I call “street economics”: local travel intensely observing activity comparing: the big picture played out on mainstream TV to what is actually happening on the local/street level.
What is your favorite thing to do on a weekend? Observing sunsets; Hanging out on the beach or near any body of water especially during sunsets.
What is your ideal vacation?
Getting lost in a city or some small town exploring museums, history and culture.
Who is your role model, hero, or inspiration – and why?
Albert Einstein and Oprah: I am truly inspired by wisdom keepers. Their work prompts pause, reflection and inspiration for doing the right thing in life while respecting others.
If you could do one thing over in life, what would it be (or had done that you never did)
To have more intensely pursued my lifelong dream of performing on Broadway. Instead, I put much effort into marketing and promoting others on the stage while I have stood in the wings admiring and wondering “what if…”. Ahh, but now I am pleased to share I have reached a stage of shift. I joyfully recommend: Get your tickets now!
What is one thing you absolutely want to do before you die? I want to build a legacy instrumental for inspiring people to delve deeper within to be all that they can be.
Why are you a member of EHSLI? The organization crystallizes all I have ever believed in and its strong foundation of actual practice in all aspects of life of how to treat our fellow man. We exemplify the true nature of what it means to be human. It is great to see our members dance that dance. I love that everyone is just so beautiful!