When I was 9 I was discovered by one of the owners of Topco Models Karen Burt. She took me under her wing and taught me most of the basics of the modeling industry from fashion shows to booking to training models.
Karen is an avid believer of inspiring the youth and started an initiative in partnership with Kotex called Girlology. Last year I was lucky enough to do a motivational talk about creating and maintaining your own personal brand as well as starting your own business.
This year I was very excited when Karen asked me to do a question and answer session with a group of over 300 guys for a workshop called Guyology. It was a platform to educate and answer questions regarding the treatment of women and what not to do.
There were so many Hectic Nine Nine Viewers and it is always awesome getting to meet the viewers who support me every wed. The guys loved the talk, and it was wonderful too see that when they came afterwards to ask for pictures they never just put their arms around me for the pic and most guys do, they asked how I would feel comfortable taking the pictures they also ensured not to crowd me or make me nervous. Good to see they were listening.
We always complain about how people treat us and the world in general but what do we actually do to try and change it. To show people how we deserve and want to be treated. Change always starts with oneself.
Blessed to share my journey and hopefully make at least one other persons road a little more pleasant.