Words By: Isis Nicole
I’m not really the type to be like f*** everyone’s opinion, I only do me. I seek knowledge from those who know what the f*** they are talking about, which allows me to grow. I have been given opportunities to contribute to some of the most innovative women in the world. You think I wouldn’t stop to learn and apply a thing or two?
Being the co-editor of Tipsy, I’m starting to realize that people do acknowledge and respect me as a hard worker and writer. Not hard work by a traditional standard (I haven’t held a regular paying job in years *smh* that would help so much) but as a girl who grinds hard in what she wants to do for the rest of her life. The saying 'if you can't get it, create it' is so true for me. No matter what type of effort I put into filling out applications, the odds just weren’t in my favor. YET, I am able to start a nail art zine for the USA and international viewers. What type of Almighty favor is that?! That’s a blessing right there.
So to come full circle I would say believing in myself first started with my mom telling me I would be successful, and allowing me to do what I do (even when it gets tough). I thank her for letting me go to school in Chicago which is now my second home. I thank M.I.S.S. for being my first blog experience, which ultimately ended up introducing me to The Lipstick Diaries (Pauline was an absolute pleasure to write for! I miss those days!) and Sophy Robson, who saw something in me that also changed my life. Freaking Astrowifey for opening my eyes to bigger and better things. When she and I are together things just click. So much has happened in a year, from opportunities with NailGasm to Tipsy…having so many amazing brands reach out and show love, ahhhhhh it’s just all so exciting and I wouldn’t have it any other way.