1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Not many people are aware that I want to start up a campaign to empower young girls to follow their dreams. The idea stemmed from my little sister. I attended her open house at her elementary school a couple of years back and as soon as I walked through the door I saw a poster with my name and her drawing of me. The project was “Who is the hero in your life?” Little did my sister know that she has been my hero since she was born. I have grown so much because I know that I have her little eyes on every move I make. My sister, Mya, is now 10. She knows me like no other. She can sense when I am down and knows just how to cheer me up. I am currently attending CSU Long Beach and I am 6 hours away from home and I call my little munchkin every single day and I want to better myself and achieve my goals so that I can help provide for her and show her the ropes in life. When I start up this campaign, I want her to grow up knowing her strength and have confidence. Quite a lot of women in this world are let down because of their skin color, body shape/size, religion, etc. Women need to come together and support each other. I want the next generations to come into a more positive world. Real feminism should not limit equality amongst one type of people, nor should it tear men down. Real feminism is what I strive for.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I love modeling. I started up last year and began to take myself more seriously when I realized how empowering it is to step in front of a camera. I used to be so self-conscious and negative, but modeling sets me free. This is my creative outlet and I write a lot, draw out my ideas and bring my thoughts to life. My hobby used to be soccer and when I stopped playing, along with many other negative situations, I grew depressed and felt so useless. Then I took a psychology class that taught me wellness and how powerful positive self-talk is and now I am in a space where I am in grind mode with my most valuable family and friends supporting me.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My short-term goals are to earn my bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State, which I am currently in the process of doing. I would like to start branding myself and get the ball rolling with modeling. It is truly up to how hard I work, but ultimately, I believe that is in God’s hands. A long-term goal of mine is to get signed and walk in LA Fashion Week. Yes, I am a short little thing, but where my height ‘lacks’, my personality and passion prosper and make up for it! Most importantly, I want to start up my own charity or at least involve myself in a charity.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success for me is being the happiest version of myself. This means that I accomplish everything in my lifetime while staying true to myself every step of the way. Success is building the empire that I dream of and making my mama proud! Success is getting to a point in my life where my parents don’t have to work, and I can take care of my family. Success is changing the world for the better.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
I am currently planning a visual project and looking for some women with unique talents to be involved to start off this movement!