Within the last couple of month’s I’ve decided to take a small break from creating to properly plan this year efficiently. I knew that I wanted to do more/add a specific type of content to my platform, but couldn’t wrap my head around what it was going to be. I’ve always been a culturally driven person, and I’ve always voiced my opinions strongly on daily issues that are affecting the communities of people of color between my family, friends as well as social media followers.
I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and start this transition of becoming a social journalist and I will write pieces related not only to Black culture, but the cultures of minorities overall. I want to dive deep and have intimate conversations with fellow creatives to discuss things that we all relate to or want to shed light on. I’m planning for this year to be ground-breaking; I want to be more opinionated than ever, and get these conversations flowing.
My love for being Black is the forefront of this shift in my platform, and although these topics and discussions will be posted more often, I will still dedicate to lifestyle pieces, because a positive word is always needed. I cannot thank my readers enough for giving me the confidence to keep creating and to keep creating pieces of enlightenment. Every step I take signifies growth and I want to keep growing through speaking about various topics.
We are in disturbingly trying times and based on the current state of our country, I want to spearhead deep fact-filled topics about OUR reality. I’m seeing a close friend deal with a lawsuit because she’s made a successful campaign that defies the white norm in the fashion industry. I’ve seen a mutual activist arrested via social media, because of what he believes in, and standing up for another Black man being killed in police custody. When we talk about our experiences compared to a white experience, it will never been the same, and I want to explain exactly why. Being Black in this age is still difficult compared to being black in the 1960’s; what has honestly changed besides minor legislation? We are still disrespected, we are still killed, we still struggle.
Talking about these issues amongst ourselves isn’t going to be heard by anyone and this is why I want my platform to be the focal point. These race issues will be highlighted, along with a plethora of other series I am determined to focus on. The beauty of Black Love, the importance of Self Love, the dire need of mental health awareness in minority communities, just to name a few. Positivity is going to shine throughout my platform, regardless of the grim realities within some of these topics.
I’ve been excited about this for quite some time, but had that small feeling of fear/doubt similar to how I felt before launching my platform. I’m so confident in my vision and I won’t allow any minuscule obstacles come in between my purpose and I. Let’s start talking! Be on the lookout for content soon and all throughout the year.
Shine Bright. ✊