The about page is supposed to be a meaningful one, but for some reason, I’ve struggled with what to say. Below is a brief story about me and how I started my blog and why.
I founded Talkthatcurl in April 2016 as a platform to share and express my love for curly hair, my passion for fashion, and my advocacy for justice work. I am a full-time student and part-time assistant teacher to little kids. I love working with people and organizing ideas to make magic. I hope that I can inspire many and motivate others. My goal is to speak six languages, travel every continent, and my career has to do something with saving a life (use your imagination). One of my favorites things about working in social justice is the hands on experience I have with the communities, adults, and people my age! The best part about my passion is that there is always a fire inside of me that is already lit or waiting to be lit. Who knows where fighting for equality, feminism, and equal pay will take me. Until I find out… follow my journey here on my blog!
When I was a young girl, I was taught by my parents that “you can do anything in this world if you set your mind to it”. For a long time I did not believe in this. I ran away from it. It wasn’t until my second year of High School that I realized I could be anyone in this world. That’s when I had my vision. A mom, advocate, friend, doctor, a healer, and an FBI agent, thus talkthatcurl formed. I was working on the site in the Spring and did not make my blog public until the summer. This saying helped me a lot and might have even saved me a few times. I truly believe in the quote now that I have grown up a bit and experienced different situations; whatever you want can happen if you believe in it and strive for it. Never would I have thought I would have been so passionate and eager to change the world. Never. Now, I don’t stop talking about ways to organize and make a difference in my community, my school, my job, in America, and across the world.
This is all new to me so I am still trying to figure out the aesthetic on my social media and on here, the keywords, and the other half of what my blog is about. Bare with me, one step at a time. I hope you find that spark inside of you and feel confident enough to pursue your dream. Life is too short to be unhappy or to constantly have to impress someone else. Just do you.
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