"I recently re-discovered that being a creative is in my DNA. Sometimes, role dependent, working in corporate can ‘help’ you forget about the things that get you excited. Storytelling - whether through writing, partnering with dope black creatives for my podcast series, photography, branding - these are the things that tickle me"
“As an executive woman, a lot of young girls will look up to me and aspire to be like me so it is my duty and responsibility to mentor and empower young girls and work side-by-side with other women, not in rivalry or competition but in solidarity and support”
"Writing a novel is all about continuity. If you do not keep pristine cohesiveness throughout your story, you will lose your reader quickly. The details can be endless; memories, names, settings, habits, lies, themes, ages, years, etc. The better you can manage the many details of the story, the more layered and complex you can make your novel, which is a great way to keep your reader engaged"
"Don’t settle for a job you are not passionate about, take risks early and often in your career. Spend more time with people than on your devices, travel as much as you can. Learn about other cultures and languages; invest in your education, coaching, mentorship programs and develop a network"
"Being an executive woman to me means owning my power and not apologizing for it. That power shows up for me as not conforming into the stereotype of what people expect of me as a lawyer, a black woman and an executive"
" If your job doesn’t let you be creative; or you don’t have that dream job yet, use your current job as a placeholder until you are able to get your “dream” job. Make the most of your current job and use it as an investor until you get to Point B. Don’t get stagnant at your day job, volunteer and find other things that would help you reach your goal. There are so many creative jobs out there, you just have to sit down and do the research"
“I definitely did not have clarity on what I wanted to do growing up. I learned along the way, driven by my curiosity. Having a desire to learn about what other people do, can help a lot if you were like me and weren’t born with that clarity”
“Life is a balancing act. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses - keep up with yourself. There is a specific purpose that was laid on your heart for a reason. Identify it, perfect it, and live in it - when you do this, you will find true peace that no one or nothing can take away”
" Failures are learning experiences, things can and WILL go wrong but how you grow from your failures is what is important"
"Put yourself out there. If you come across someone who is doing the work that you would like to do, send a message and ask to meet over coffee. You must be confident and straightforward"