Who? Kamilah, 30 years old
Where? This is usually an interesting question for me. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, raised in Bronx, NY and Stamford, CT. I now reside outside the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.
What do you do? By day I’m a Communications Analyst for a technology company, by night and on the weekends I like to call myself an “Indie Craft Designer” since I run my very own jewelry design business called The Pink Locket and distribute my designs on Etsy. Using selected vintage items, I create vintage inspired jewelry with a modern edge. Having a business savvy mindset as well as creative hands has been very beneficial to me running my jewelry business.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by many different things and people. I would have to say that being faced with certain situations inspire me to think and act differently. My family and friends always inspire me and give me that supportive foundation necessary to succeed. Having lost both my grandmothers in the past two years, gives me inspiration to have their “drive.” They were both courageous and strong women.
Why are you fly? I’m fly because I carry a self-confidence that’s hard to shatter and I’m always uplifting the confidence in others. I detest that “crab in the barrel” mentality, so I’m always willing to help another person if needed.
Advice: Keep an open mind and surround yourself with diverse minded people. I believe these are two key elements that can help you pursue your life’s passion. Also, create a vision board, trust me it works!