Now see, Lauren Akins is so many different things (aren’t we all?), but namely, she IS a poetess, songwriter, actress, fashion show coordinator, scriptwriter, thinker, artist, ATLien, and a weirdo with a love for culture and healing. She wants you to know that you can BE, DO, and HAVE anything and everything! She is native to the third coast, specifically the Southern kingdoms of Arkansas and Georgia. Sweet as pie, good as gold, and free as a bird, Lauren is the only girl of three chill’un, and lawd, did that make for some imagination and shopaholic tendencies. Her father was an Army man and her mama is an inifitely enthusiatic and loving lady. In any case, exposure to different places, expectation of excellence, and a homepathic childhood environment, majorly tilted Lauren towards uniqueness; she was THAT girl who wore a dragon-print dress with a mandarin collar one day and a funky TLC-inspired look complete with ponytails and barrettes the next. So, by now, you’re understanding that Lauren is all about the spice of life. So sit back, buckle your seatbelt, and enjoy “the Funky ride all around the world” (in the words of Outkast).