Who says Women’s History month had to end in March? With Drake’s new single “Nice for what” out, Women’s History Month just got extended until further notice. The spotlight is on our Brand Director, Vianca as she talks about confidence.
Being in this industry will definitely make you feel small. It’s an ultra-competitive environment where standing out is not enough, but standing out too much will also hurt you. A lot of my self confidence was tested after entering this industry, but I can say I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I can do.
It’s hard to dismiss a lot of what others think of us, especially with social media being such a prominent influence in our lives. If there’s one thing I know I’m good at, it’s understanding your brand. Be true to yourself. You can find “inspo” in others, but you don’t have to look and act exactly like them. Post a selfie because you’re feeling yourself not to see how many likes or comments you get. In fact, like and comment on your own pictures just to assure yourself how beautiful you feel! Be your own biggest fan. As women, we own social media so let’s use it to empower each other!
Maintaining a high level of energy is probably the most difficult part of my job. A lot of people and tasks rely on it and sometimes it takes more effort to pretend like you actually have all that energy plus more to share! But at the end of the day, I like to play a lil badgal riri and dance in front of a mirror. It sounds ridiculous, but it gets the job done! Taking the time to literally watch yourself let loose and enjoy is liberating. If people make you feel like a fool, you’ve already seen yourself dance in front of a mirror so you know exactly what you look like- and you know you look good!
Comfort is not necessarily what you’re wearing but how you feel in what you wear- same goes for style. With that said, your personal style is more often than not what you’re most comfortable in. I can wear a dress and heels one day and jeans and sneakers the next and feel equally as comfortable and confident! But Aday’s line of comfortable pieces made by women for women are what I highly recommend for women on-the-go who are constantly grinding.
Being someone who values education at a high degree, the Malala Fund partnered with Aday has made my realize how how important it is as a woman to get the best education I can possibly get- fearlessly and fabulously.