Once when I was in college, I got Retweeted by A$AP Rocky, and I thought that I was the coolest girl on campus. You couldn’t tell me anything for like a week. But that just shows you how a simple Retweet or a response can mean so much, which I try to pay forward. That’s what makes a community, building it together through engaging and interacting with each other. I am constantly using Quote Tweets to propel those conversations (and maybe add a little comedy).
We live in a social media-dominated space. Your imagery, your pictures, your videos are the first thing a person sees, and so sometimes we just scroll past all that. Twitter, though, leads with thoughts and people chatting. You're able to have more discourse, and you're able to form more of a connection with that person and their ideas, unlike on other platforms. I find I learn more when I dive into Twitter. Plus, what happens on Twitter determines the culture — a lot of tastemakers are having cultural conversations here that eventually make it onto other platforms. Like, for instance, Valentina Voight, who is a fashion designer. She’s built a whole community around her company just by Tweeting and incorporating her drops. It makes people feel like they’re part of her brand, and I, for one, always need to see what she’s Tweeting next and what’s rolling out in her line.
As an entrepreneur with my own brand, I'm ready to level up, to polish and sharpen my sword, in 2022. I'm currently a professionally signed model, and I’m also from a small town and mixed-race. I'm at the point where it’s time to move forward — get back into DJing and play shows now that venues are opening back up. That’s my passion; I feel connected to it because it shows that you can still be a cute girl — nails done, earrings on — and still get a little greasy with it. I want to bring that back into my brand and be a strong, solid talent. And I want everyone to see me go through this process in real time by letting people know “hey, I'm cooking in the kitchen. I have some different stuff coming up,” and that makes people feel like they’re a part of my journey with me. That’s what I want, I want people to root for me just as much as I do for other people.