How do you think social media can make young women feel confident?
My confidence grew when I realised that this perception of perfection does not exist. My goal isn’t to be perfect - I want people to see that I’m human. Showing all sides of myself - the good and bad - shows people that we’re all doing our best. People see me first thing in the morning with bedhead hair and no makeup - it’s real life! Social media is an amplified feeling of comparing ourselves to the popular girl in high school. Confidence is a journey and when I share my fears and insecurities, that confidence only grows. Social media can show you the possibilities of what is possible in life.
In a world of unrealistic beauty standards, how important is representation?
It's everything - it’s the reason I do the work that I do. Due to social media beauty standards there is often an assumption of how I should look and behave and I like to be able to take up space and challenge that. Every decision I make, whether it's to model for brands or partner with a company, is all centered on representation. As a Black, disabled woman, making sure others feel seen is my driving force and motivation.