#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing women, including twentysomething and millennials, who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I'm featuring natural hair phenomenal and one of the sweetest woman ever, Julian Addo. Residing in Dallas, Julian is responsible for creating one of the biggest natural hair expos and adding to the diverse line-up of natural hair products, which constantly fulfills her mission of controlling the narrative she wants to see.
Keep reading to learn more about Julian!
#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing twentysomething and millennial women who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I’m featuring a local organization, that I admired and am a part of, who showcases their moxie to young girls in every meeting. Mission 31 is a 501(c)3 mentoring organization with a primary purpose to teach, mentor, and inspire young ladies in grades 6-12 by strengthening their decision-making skills and self-confidence, whose motto is to shape girls into women, one life at a time.
#MoxieFriday is an interview series showcasing twentysomething, and sometimes above, millennial women who live in MOXIE throughout their professional and personal lives. These women show up for themselves, others, and make sure they're impacting the womanhood they see around them + on social media.
This month, I'm featuring communications professional, music enthusiast, and entertainment + lifestyle blogger, Trenae Cimone Dunigan. Trenae spent her younger years immersed in music and movies. Once she watched the film, Brown Sugar starring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, it was clear what she wanted to do with her life. After obtaining her degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Advertising & Public Relations from Grand Valley State University in 2015, she decided to use it to further her chances of becoming a public relations professional and/or A&R in the entertainment industry.
Read Trenae's journey below...
Happy Black History Month and Wakanda Day!
(Had to get that out for the sake of it lol.)
This month, we're featuring Amarrah Smith as our #MoxieFriday woman. I've had the pleasure of working with her during my internship with The Bee Agency. She is a visionary, content developer + strategist, music enthusiast, community leader, and dynamic communicator. Keep reading to learn more about Amarrah!
1. Tell us about yourself and your brand.
My name is Amarrah Smith and I am a Creative Content Writer. My brand is purposed to illustrate the stories of avant-gardists and dreamers through literary pieces that market their brands. A depiction of myself, I strive to create comfortable, personable experiences that allow these game-changers to peel back the layers, revealing their true forms to better cultivate new lanes and waves.
2. So you’re a content writer, what does that exactly mean and entail?
My goal, essentially, is to cultivate a new meaning to what it is to be a content writer. Content writers basically create the written material that represents a brand. This can include anything from editorial write-ups to bios to a social media caption. As a content writer, my goal is to use my love for literature to create the stories and characters in the brands that I represent. This means that I get to know each individual. I listen intently when they speak, feel their vibes and energy, and from that, I tell the stories that their hearts speak.
3. Describe your writing process, from concept to publishing. How do you stay motivated or find inspiration?
This is the fun part [laughs]. I’m a journalist before anything so my process can be a bit invasive. I require recorded phone or in-person consultations with all of my clients. For 30 minutes to an hour, we just chat. I ask questions that dig deep below the surface. During this process, I’m trying to get to the ‘Why’. I want to truly understand your purpose because that’s where the passion and drive lies. After the consultation, I use our conversations to tell stories through various avenues of requested marketing content. It’s truly a joy and gift to be able to learn the hearts and the stories of others. It’s therapeutic and it drives me to keep going. I am blessed to have the ability to write and that gift is so much bigger than me.
4. How would you describe your writing style?
That’s a good question. I’d say very intentional. When I was younger, I was always enamored with books. Since 2 years old, I’d choose books over people [laughs]. What got me every time was how I could read a book and instantly be transported to any time, any place in the world. That’s always been such a beautiful feeling to me. My writing style is intentional because my intent is to create that feeling for anyone who reads my words.
#MoxieFriday is a series of interviews showcasing twentysomething millennial women who live in their MOXIE through their professional and personal lives. These women show up for others and make sure they are impacting the womanhood they see around them + through social media. I showcase women in local communities, but realized I also would like to recognize women who we see and admire on a larger scale.
This month, I am highlighting the empowering women + moments we've already seen in 2018 as a way to encourage and increase our faith.
Within the last quarter of the year, we've learned so much from the #MoxieFriday series like being resourceful, strategic, accepting ourselves and the importance of forgiveness. I'm grateful to share these women's stories and to know each of them personally.
We are going out with a bang as we share the last #MoxieFriday feature for 2017, which features Denitra Townsend, but don't worry - we will be back with new women + their stories in 2018. If you would like to see someone featured on this series soon, please fill out this form.
So I've known Denitra for years and love her to pieces. She is a phenomenal woman of God, amazing at her craft, and one of the sweetest spirits I know. Keep reading to learn about her and her empowering project.
#MoxieFriday is a series of interviews showcasing twentysomething millennial women who live in their MOXIE through their professional and personal lives. These women show up for others and make sure they are impacting the womanhood they see around them + through social media.
Breanna Edwards, better known as Bre Capri, is a personal blogger, wellness + self-love expert. Keep reading below to learn all about Bre Capri!
After a three-year hiatus, #MoxieFriday is back and better than ever. This series of interviews aim to showcase twentysomething millennial women who live in their MOXIE through their professional and personal careers. These women show up for others and make sure they are adding an impact into the womanhood they see around them and globally through social media.
Shauna Frampton, a fellow PR girl, beauty blogger, and Black Bloggers United member, is first on the list. Keep reading below to hear all about Shauna!
This lifestyle and beauty blog - created for twentysomething millennial women - inspires, empowers, and adds moxie to womanhood. Women will have a space to learn how to flourish from past mistakes and daily issues, while gaining insight on other topics.
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