Writer | Creator | Owner | Freelance Host
My journey includes early manifesting as a child. Praying every night to graduate high school because I had never seen anyone do it. I was able to break generational curses by just tapping into what God had already planted down on the inside of me. I launched my own media platform at a young age and had no idea what I was doing. It took me falling flat and taking an unpaid internship to finally get the foot in the door I had been looking for in the entertainment industry. A job opportunity brought me from my hometown NYC to Los Angeles and I've been able to maintain an active career in media despite the challenges and setbacks. I look at my journey as a fun adventure where I get to play the lead. I trust God as the director to guide me into performing my best in each scene.
What were the biggest initial hurdles and how did you overcome them?
The biggest initial hurdles included not getting my media platform off the ground. It was a disappointment, but I had to accept the fact that I just didn't know enough at the time. I've continued by elevating my brand and career in media all while keeping my goal of running my own flourishing media platform alive in my heart. Like the early manifestations I had as a child that I'm living today, I know my future success as a CEO is just around the corner. In the meantime, let me keep building, growing, and enjoying my adventure.
I've endured a number of job losses which can always be hard. But the bounce back is always worth the wait. The reward is in keeping the faith during the most challenging times. Whenever I'm between jobs, I always make sure to enjoy the mini-break because once the next job rolls in I'm back to being in high demand with little to no time to just chill and collect my thoughts.
What books are you currently reading?
Currently, I'm reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma, Black Fortunes by Shomari Wills, and An Untamed State by Roxane Gay.
What advice would you give to upcoming youth or talents locally and internationally?
Do what you can today to get to where you desire to be tomorrow and trust the process. Go with the flow because when you go against the current, the world lets you know. Just breathe, trust and believe in yourself and go for it. Everyone will just have to get in line.
Social Media Handles:
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