Are you seeking proof that God has a plan for you? Have setbacks or traumatic experiences discouraged you? Are you looking for ways to get back into your art?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, Cryste DeShields has a story you need to hear. As celebrity photojournalist and co-founder of Dallas Music Network, Cryste has found multiple ways for her artistic passion to manifest. However, she's also faced setbacks that could've ended her career. Exposure to toxins left her with medical complications, and she was present as a photographer for the Las Vegas shooting in 2017. Yet those medical complications inspired her to pursue painting and photography, and her experience with PTSD inspired her to co-found Dallas Music Network.
In this episode, Emmeline and Cryste talk about purpose, passion, and how something good can come from something bad. They also discuss their mutual work with Dallas Music Network and how Cryste is hoping to use the organization to change the world for musicians and their fans.
To learn more about Cryste or to follow her artistic journey, find her on Instagram at @crystedeshields. To learn more about Dallas Music Network and how you can get involved, please visit their official website. For behind-the-scenes info and more about Journey of an Artist, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage.