what most influencers won’t tell you is that having any kind of platform can be a double-edged sword if you let it be. personally, building a brand has enabled me to have a widespread, deep impact on others, and as scary as that is, i thank God for my platform every day. i want to spend the rest of my life having a positive impact on people, but, in order to do that, i need to be socially responsible.
i believe anyone with a platform needs to be in the constant work of evaluating themselves from the inside out. it’s tiring work, but tbh, i’m more tired of trying to take/find/post perfect IG/blog pics, wearing makeup and caring so much about my image, and doing anything at all that isn’t authentically me. don’t get me wrong, aesthetics are important for any brand, but being your [best] self is even more important. i was losing sight of that for a minute, and what’s a #roadtorima
i don’t want to forget why i started, so in between any pic, i’ll be posting some of my poetry, because it reminds me who i am underneath it all. 💛🙏🏼⚡️ tomorrow, my blog post will be about showing up as our best selves, despite all of the inevitable trials and errors (or tests) that we are presented with.