We close our first week of October with another blogger who was born in Nigeria, raised in Connecticut, and currently lives in New Jersey. She’s a lifestyle blogger are her name is Joy Osahon. Here’s her interview for October’s Creator’s Spotlight.
Why did you start your platform?
“I started my platform in February of 2015, months after a break up in 2014. I realized that the pain that I was experiencing was not just an emotion, it served as a purpose. It was a purpose that was beyond my current healing process; the pain was for others. I have always posted inspirational messages on social media since my undergraduate days in college but never would I had imagined that I would utilize that platform to create an environment filled with transparency, reliability and encouragement for readers who are going through the motions of life.
I felt the most fulfilled when I put myself out there, through my writing, for the sake of having people realize that they are not alone in their struggles.”
Who or what inspires you?
“I have 2 answers to that question and I would say that my parents and life itself inspires me. My parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria after I turned 1. Their dedication and hard work to create a stable lifestyle for their family is a reminder that I should never stop working towards my goals. Also, life itself inspires me because every experience that I have gone through or witnessed has inspired me to write on topics that many people face but may not feel comfortable to share. I truly do believe that the most impactful learning takes place the moment you live life.”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
“‘I’ll be there’ by the Jackson 5”
What quote do you live by?
“I recently wrote a a quote that states,
“It is not about popularity. Its about impact”
It is a reminder that to be a true change agent, you should not focus so much on the numbers but to become more concerned with the quality of work that you put out, in hopes that you can change at least 1 person’s life.”
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
“In the next 5-10 years, I see myself married with children, continuing my career in youth development, planning and hosting empowerment conferences and workshops while traveling the world as a motivational speaker.”
What would you like potential consumers to know about you?
“Much of my content comes from personal experiences and current battles I’m facing in the moment.”
From one millennial to another,