“I’ve always loved to sing…wanted to sing out loud, but I was deathly afraid of what people would say. In a sense I still am, but hey, what can you do – either they like you or they don’t!”
A fan of diverse genres of music as well as diverse artists like Lauryn Hill, Erykah
Badu, Tank, Evanescence, Kim Burrell, Sharaya J, Janelle Monae, and Lil’ Wayne,
Chavon’s heartfelt sultry voice can be recognized by all who hear.
“I like it. I think it’s something new and something familiar at the same time. It’s like you can hear all the realness. I feel it brings some genuine-ness to music. Far too often you hear a person over the radio or on CD and it sounds good, then you see them in concert and it’s like WAIT…WHAT?! I just want it to be Chavon is a Louisiana-Texas breed that stems from a musical family. “My family is fun! We have so many talents, it’s crazy. We love to get together and sing and dance and just have a good time.” They embraced her talent and encouraged her to sing in church, school, and just about anywhere she had the opportunity. “Yea, they definitely encouraged me, but I was so shy and so afraid of judgment”. It was going through the inevitable period of finding out who she was, Chavon surrounded herself with family,friends, and God. She worked on her music, trying out for American Idol and The Voice, and worked on becoming a licensed professional counselor. Chavon is currently in graduate school, working on her master’s degree in counseling at Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas, after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and child and family studies from Baylor University in Waco, TX, where she pledged Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
She loves working with children and youth; specifically helping them build trust in themselves and trusting relationships with others after experiencing various traumas in their past. She uses her genuine-ness, the same genuine-ness spread throughout her music, as a stepping stone to build rapport with her clients. Chavon also uses her client’s talents to help them build confidence in themselves. “I had to learn who I was, what I liked, what I was good at, and what I wanted to do with my life. It all depended on me. Despite the crap that I went through in life – I could either take it and hold me down or take it and build me up.” Chavon wants to use both her singing and counseling to help others.
Chavon considers herself to be an Afrocentric Activator. “An activator is an activist who motivates others via discussion and action. I want to be someone who fights for what’s right and true, but also be someone who encourages others either with my words or with my actions. Quite honestly, I just don’t like hypocrites. It’s uncalled for – no one’s perfect.” She encourages people to stand up and fight for what they believe in by any means necessary. She likes to stir conversation about various topics, such as natural and chemically processed hair, police brutality, discrimination, sexism, labeling and racial profiling.