Written by Chelsea Cole
In an effort to keep the ball rolling, those anchored to the entertainment industry are digging their heels in deep to stay afloat amongst the complete shutdowns of the music and film industry. Social media has quickly accelerated to become an outlet to create communities, combat loneliness and feelings of isolation, and solidify one’s brand.
As an international artist, French-Australian rapper, songwriter, choreographer, and former cruise line resident dancer, Audie B (@audiebofficial) considers herself a citizen of the world. As the world continues to hunker down, she continues working on her craft in Paris, France, which is still experiencing severe lockdown mandates.
Audie B hoped that her tour (canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19) would take her back to the supercontinent’s shores to grieve with her fellow Australians as well as lend a helping hand to the relief efforts in place to rebuild and recover.
In addition, the Australian government heavily relies on tourism to fuel the economy. And with borders closed to international travelers, excluding those from New Zealand as of January 25th, there is little hope for economic recovery through tourism.
While COVID-19 has slowed the distribution of relief to residents affected by the fires, Audie B continues to send messages of love and hope from her social media platforms to her followers. In the form of live Q&As, freestyle competitions, and a plethora of other interactive content, Audie B has quickly become a part of the movement that brings people together to be #bettertogether in a time of isolation and great loneliness.
With a wish of inspiring to help flatten the curve so that Australia can resume some sense of normalcy, Audie B has shared how she has created opportunities from the chaos that has been international shutdowns, including her newest release, Back in the Game. By sharing how she has used this time to work on her craft and better herself, she aspires to influence others to stay inside, do the same, and be considerate of others.
According to the artist, the real work will start when we have the virus behind us. Until then, all we can do is create communities of people who motivate each other to be and do better.
To learn more and follow Audie B along her journey, navigate here.