// The presence of someone’s greatness is not the absence of your own. //
I’m 18, an Aquarius (of course), and was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Passions include: French macarons, doing my eyebrows, taking ill-timed naps, and talking about how great Black Mirror is. I was raised by a Nigerian mother who never let me believe I couldn’t be excellent at whatever I do. I’m determined to live on my own terms and am a big believer in creating my own opportunities to thrive. There is always room for growth–mentally, spiritually, and physically–and I’m constantly in pursuit of growing into the best person I can be.
I’m currently a Sophomore at an Ivy League college where I study Cognitive Science and Human-Centered Design. I recently became the editor-in-chief of Black Praxis, a publication centered around Black students. Also, I have two jobs–I’m a writing & rhetoric tutor and a sales associate at my campus convenience store. These right here, along with showing up for club meetings, networking events, office hours, and constantly looking for new opportunities, are why there’s sometimes radio silence on the blog. I’m out here trying to secure my bag!
I don’t know exactly what I want to do when I graduate, but I’m really fascinated with media and the new developments in ui/ux design, digital marketing, and content creation. Companies that inspire me are IDEO, Huge Inc., and Google. I would love to work at any of those places or at brands similar to them someday.
I’ve been blogging for quite some time, but more officially since June of 2016 when I started Macarons in the Morning. At the end of 2017, I made the decision to move to this self-titled platform and rebrand quite a bit. Although I love macarons and the blog I had built with MITM, I felt like I had evolved and that my content and brand should too.
With this fresh start, my goal is to talk about things that really matter to me and that are valuable for you. I’ve created a space for this generation of creators. As I navigate life as an ambitious college student and creative, I share my experiences and the lessons I learn along the way. I also use this as a platform to elevate other young creative voices through spotlight posts featuring their work. I hope that this blog becomes a guide, a source of inspiration, and a reason to start chasing your own dreams.