He may be trying to spark some interest for his upcoming project, but whatever the reason, I’m loving this montage of “gifted” individuals that Wale highlights. It’s about time that artists start encouraging others to follow their dreams and also start realizing their own God-given potential. Check out Episode 1 of “The Gifted”:
As Kenya would say, “I’m gone with the wind faaaaabulous!” I was invited to be one of the curvy models for Curvy Doll Boutique in Baltimore, MD and it was such an exciting opportunity to take on. One of my goals has always been to work towards my portfolio because, let’s face it, you never know who’s watching and I always want to be prepared. The shoot was done by Broady from Nocturnal Charm Media and he was so cool to work with! Check out some of my pics!!!
I’ve been getting requests to give an update about my dreams and what I’m accomplishing and what’s going on in my world. Well, in addition to turning 30, I’ve been making some moves! I was asked to do a photo shoot for an awesome boutique in Baltimore, Curvy Doll. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. I got glammed up with make-up, jewelry, clothes, the works! The photos haven’t been released yet, but below is a short behind the scenes video of the photo shoot. Enjoy!
I take the time to bring my readers exclusive interviews and stories about current celebrities, as well as, up-and-coming artists, designers, actors, etc. Well, my posts are 100% authentic and they are based around REAL people who are chasing their dreams down and shaping their own success! As an update, I want to let everyone know what a couple of my interviewees are up to because they are really taking off and seeing a lot of success, locally and nationwide. Check it out:
Almost a year ago I featured the fresh and new, Cultures Clothing, fashion line on my site. Back then, they were trying to get start-up money and taking all donations. Today, they are spreading their reach and selling their clothes like hot cakes. Recently, actor Mark Wahlberg gifted his right-hand man, Bo Cleary, with the Cultures Clothing “I Love Hip-Hop” tee-shirt. Guess what?! It was worn for Wahlberg’s red carpet premier of “Broken City” in Miami, FL. Take a look!
Next up is the amazing Jim Hernandez!
Remember him? He’s the youth motivational speaker who hails from the Bronx, NY and was able to single handedly build his own empire. He tours the U.S. sharing his inspiration with everyone he comes into contact with and has become very successful at what he does. Recently, Jim has collaborated with Masters Channel, which is a UK based website channel delivering inspiring content from experts in the US, India, Australia, Brazil China and more. He will begin his web series videos, “The Chronicles of Jim Hernandez”, so be on the lookout for this rising start!
It pays to dream big, but more importantly it pays to go after what you want and work HARD to get it! Let’s go people, make some changes and who knows…maybe YOU will be the next rising star that I feature on my site!
Well helloooooooooo, world! No, I haven’t totally gotten rid of my Become a Blogger Mondays series, but you all know that I won’t write if I’m not feeling it. With that said, we can all assume that there must be SOMEthing that I’m feeling! I’ve sat back and watched and observed and pondered and…OK you get the point! I’ve just been taking note of all the brains going a million miles a minute. I’ve paid attention to those around me who are pursuing their dreams and it’s so great to see the creative wheels turning…it’s a source of inspiration for everyone when this happens.
However, I think for some it’s just a fad. Like, do you get the impression that everyone has a blog? Or a clothing line? Or they make jewelry? Or they rap? Or they sing? That kind of annoys me. It makes me wonder, are you doing this for you? Or are you doing this just because you want to be like everybody else? Or because you THINK this is how you can get rich? If it’s coming from the heart and it’s something that you genuinely love to do or you take seriously, I 100% support it, but if I get the feeling that you’re just doing it “just because” then I may give you that “look”. Follow your dreams and passions, but make them your own…add your own spin to it…be original and even when it gets hard, KEEP going…that’s how I can tell if you’re really about business or just herding with the masses.
Let others inspire you, but don’t become them! BE YOU!
This is an amazing story of passion, struggle, fortitude and above all, endurance! No one ever said that following your dreams would be easy and Toni Braxton’s story is a perfect example of working hard for everything that you have. (Thanks for sharing, The Jasmine Brand) Check out the full version of Vh1’s Behind the Music: Toni Braxton.
Some may laugh at Drake for obtaining his high school diploma at the age of 26, but I commend him for reaching his goal. His uncle taught him the importance of following through and it is what motivated him to go back and do something that most wouldn’t have the courage to do. His speech is an example of why I built my site; to motivate others to follow their dreams and to EXPERIENCE their journey to the fullest. Drake explains,
I had left a gaping whole in my story of following through…we figured out how I could close my chapter of following through. Sometimes it’s about going there, not getting there. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination. And sometimes when you get there, you’ll look back and you’ll realize that you wish you could go there again because all of the experiences that you went through are the reason that you are who you are today.