Black creatives are the gift that keeps on giving. From journalism to YouTube, Black creativity is not only something that has sustained the world we live in but made it brighter in the process. During a time when there’s an abundance of negativity trying its best to kill our hope, let’s ensure we give our flowers to those who help us with that. To simply exist in the world as a Black person is exhausting, but to create as well? That’s a feat that’s impressive all on its own.

Whether the world catches on to our creativity doesn’t matter as long as we continue to uplift and elevate our community members. Black creatives shine a light on this world even when undeserving, and for that, they deserve our utmost praise. Check out our list of eight Black creatives that we’re rooting for.