tiasiaobrien

Tiasia OBrien.

๐Ÿ“– Researcher + Storyteller. โœˆ๏ธ Curious Traveler. ๐ŸŒƒ Founded Seam Social Labs for economic dev. Sign up for my monthly e-journal below๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

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I remember clear as day, 17 years ago I was sitting in my Global History class in my high school located in the East Village. I noticed students were getting called out of class because their parents were picking them up. Then outside, people on the rooftop across the street were pointing and crying. An hour later, we were all escorted to the basement and we began to watch live coverage of what was happening. Trains were closed, and I wasnโ€™t allowed to leave until a parent picked me up. So my dad walked from Downtown Brooklyn to get me. It was a moment in history that highlighted pain and humanity in so many ways โ€”it took me years to even watch a documentary about 9/11. On this day, and everyday, we should honor fallen heroes, lost family members and everyone impacted by this tragedy.We should also remember that standing in its place now is a physical representation of human resilience โ€” and our ability to find our way through the dark. . #911 #september11 #humanity
Hey kids! No matter how old you get, never grow up. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ dance it up. Laugh it up. Drink it up. And donโ€™t take any of this madness too seriously. ๐Ÿคช #birthdaywisdom
Happy Labor Day + 3 day weekend! Last year this time I was adventuring in #Curacao โ€” totally gorgeous island with great food and an insanely diverse topography. . . #labordayweekend #chillin #wanderlust #design #unesco
Itโ€™s amazing. The feats we can achieve when we are dedicated and focused. Look at the Roman Coliseum. ๐Ÿ˜ Better yet, look up what it used to look like when it was first completed and how long it has lasted. I am perpetually in awe of what some design and strategy can lead to. And how time, while it feels so fleeting, is the truest test of all. โŒ›๏ธโณ๐Ÿ•ฐ . . What does time mean to you? #design #innovation #travelnoire #citydesign #rome #coliseum
I stumbled on this gem walking through a bohemian town in Rome. My recent trip was an amazing reminder to be present, something that I used to struggle with. Working mostly in goal driven positions, my mindset shifted from being present to planning major initiatives and hitting numbers. It took me to great heights, but to super low lows when numbers werenโ€™t met. This has driven me to find balance in goals and focus on the present. Quality isnโ€™t everything, nor is quantity. Itโ€™s the perfect balance of both, the shadows, contrast and light that equate to the beauty we see. Just like this mural... measuring things with balance + perspective ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ”ˆ๐Ÿค“ . . A note to leaders + entrepreneurs: perspective is ๐Ÿ”‘. Your organization and its functionality is purely a reflection of who you are. No hashtags on this... just reflection.
My girl @mjsosassy captured the ultimate shot that depicts a whole other side of me. As the quintessential goofball (except when Iโ€™m focused on business) I usually am just cheesy in photos. Any pics of me posing like the above were wonderful moments that capture other elements of my personality. I love how dynamic and complex we all are. Being yourself is being confused, lost, loved, found and knowing it all... all at the same time. I admire my complexity. What do you love about yourself?? ๐Ÿ˜ . . #selflove #selfcare #design #Italy #Rome
Dear Rome, You were insanely fun and treated me and my girl @mjsosassy so damn well. You brought it down with the food, the drinks, scenery and bars too! Xoxo, Tiasia. Oh, and the way that sun sets on the #colosseum though... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. . . #rome #italy #wanderlust #travelphotography #sunset #Italia
My post hangover look. ๐Ÿฅ‚ Iโ€™m spending a few days having fun in #Paris and #Rome . Travel has always been my way of staying present and grounded. It is a wonderful pause in the midst of work and life to remind you oh how little you know and how much wonder and beauty there is in the world. I also believe that global travel brings a level of knowledge + perspective you cannot otherwise attain that force growth in you. Take some time and invest in your experience through travel. It really opens your eyes to so much! โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น . . #travelnoire #wanderlust #travelphotography #femmetravel #Italy #France
La-la-la-lights galore! Iโ€™m packing my bags for a trip... itโ€™s not to this location which was a lantern shop in #Turkey but it is to a new destination that Iโ€™ve been planning to visit for a while. In the meantime, I am going to reminisce on past trips with beautiful sights. Stay tuned for where I land next week! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”โœˆ๏ธ . . #jetset #wanderlust #design #global #turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
My mood. Left the safety net of full time work a lil over a month ago. This will be my third venture into entrepreneurship, but honestly it will be my first attempt at really trusting + pushing myself beyond many fears. I decided that the energy and commitment I have given to other missions can be applied to my dreams too. Because life is short and you only get one shot at it. So why not live it to your fullest potential and fill it with love, happiness, empathy and perspective. ๐Ÿฅ‚ . . Also thanks to @rachelleinerphoto for a fun shoot! ๐Ÿ“ท #humanist #entrepreneurship #girlboss #design #photography #innovation
I found this gem on my way to the office in the Lower East Side. It reminded me why I love New York so dearly. This is a dynamic city that explores all types of creativity and beauty. NYC gives me so much #pride ๐Ÿ˜ Art by @deedeewashere . . Happy belated #pride ๐ŸŒˆ . #nyc #streetart #tagetheartist #devonaoki
My life has been filled with complications since I was a child. But this man โ˜๐Ÿพ swept in when I was about 4 years old and from day 1 became a #Father โ€”-in the most beautiful way. He married my mom when he was 22, cared for me and my older brother with #autism . He took me on #Barbie doll shopping sprees, taught me about business, made me read more than I thought I should and told me to always be a leader. Of all the influence my father has had in my lifeโ€” the biggest was his emphasis on โ€œquestioning + understandingโ€. I am a swift learner, one who challenges and pushes back bc of him. A single day canโ€™t thank for that. ๐Ÿ’•#happyfathersday . . #bronxdad #harleydavidson #1dad ๐Ÿ†
Ok I had to do one more of ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท bc itโ€™s the weekend and I am vibing as I daydream of blue waters and gorgeous #design like this. Anyone else planning a vacation soon? . . #designthinking #innovation #travelphotography #travel #wanderlust #futurist
Dreaming of visiting Oia again! The design of this small town is gorgeous, overlooking a cliff and the Mediterranean Sea. Planning some trips and hoping to visit #Greece again in the next couple of months. Anyone else have exciting travel plans? . . #design #innovation #wanderlust #travel
Nobody knows innovation like the young girl growing up in the poorest neighborhood in the Bronx. Innovation became a way of survival. . . #innovation #bronx #entrepreneurship
Who are you if you donโ€™t follow your dreams? Seek your freedom? Achieve your purpose? ๐Ÿง๐Ÿค” . . #dream #goals #vision #femaleentrepreneur
I was born + raised as a leader. Iโ€™ve been committed to social impact for nearly ten years. B Corp launching in a few months. Stay tuned via links in bio. . . #girlboss #impact #startups
Preparing for my b corporation launch. Stay tuned. Check link in bio for my ๐Ÿ’ก + Stitch newsletter. . . #newsletter #design #innovation #bcorp
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