WITHOUT THEM THERE WOULD BE NO ME! THANK YOU MY TEAM Sara, @buttajones @sailorgooon @brittany_inc @juicyjackieee and every1 that helped out
When I was coming up in the game, there was a group of women in the industry who always supported me; we supported each other! Ladies like @stephflores.thedollshaus @ashleymckenziebarnes @justcriso @milavictoria and several others including @heylissamonet who used to call our crew Girl Connected. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but fast forward 10 (15???)years or so and I can genuinely say that those were probably the years that shaped me as a woman. The support, tolerance, and especially inclusion allowed me to grow. When I thought of this program, Girl Connected seemed like the right fit.
I meet women daily who need advice & guidance and though I do not have the time and means to mentor someone individually at the moment, I hope that discussions like these generate a larger conversation on jobs, pay, individuality, self esteem, self affirmation, and community support. I was privileged to have many people that helped nurture my ambitions (among them @dutchunkle @tajtheblacklion @salxo ) but I was also blessed to be a part of such a nurturing and growing community in Toronto that I can genuinely and honestly say defined me. A community that never questioned my ability because of my gender.
Individuals like @spinzbeatsinc @mastersmusic @yasserpervaiz @juniat35 @gavatista @photo_will @boi1da @champagnepapi @ovojonnyroxx @drexjancar @kimdavismusic @melaniefiona @itsshevybaby @getjanet @getfreshcompany @yorahh @directorx @mr1loveto @bryanespiritu @bryanbrock.ca @cocoandcowe @missevarosalia @djpplus @djbabyyu and the countless others I’m missing... man...Toronto needs that today!
Hopefully I can offer you a piece of my experience & the unforgettable history that I lived to help you grow the way i did.
Please take care of this amazing community we built... thrive in it! Raise hell, support one another...ask questions, be fearless and always collaborate, grow and never stop learning
Ps. Leave a comment if you’re in any of the photos and i need to tag you! 📷 @amillionminds