Sometimes I have to pinch myself on how well the year 2020 has started. I don’t say that to brag, but its just a testament that when you think someone is not watching you, there actually is. 🙂
I’m particularly sharing this personal post so that you, my reader, have a better understanding of what motivates me and to see all facets of what I do.
I appeared at the KTSU2 90.9 Radio station in Houston,TX. This particular visit was special to me because the station is affiliated with my Alma Mater, Texas Southern University.
The show was a one hour block segment and the hosts of ‘TSU Today’ interviewed me and asked me questions about my journey from Media Reporter to Content Creator and Entrepreneur. Some great questions were asked.
How did TSU prepare you for the field of journalism?
A: I actually had some experience in the industry prior to coming to TSU. I was attending a two-year College I did a lot of internships, FoxxHoles radio was one of my very first internships. Once that ended, I found it difficult to find other internships especially paid ones. I ended up starting my own blog site that catered to entertainers in the film and music industry, I kind of turned that into my own ‘internship’. That’s what led to the interviews like with Kevin Hart. Once I transferred back to TSU I’d say the support system here is what helped me gained my confidence back going back into the field,
Your blog is titled ‘Melynated Muse’ thats a powerful name, what inspired it?
A: ‘Melynated’ is inspired by the word ‘Melanin’. I wanted to make sure the title gave off the fact that I am catering to that audience, particularly women, but men can get these tips too. Muse is representing you know, being that ‘go to’ person to get the information.
Were you ever skeptical or afraid that you could lose a possible audience thinking that you are just catering to a specific crowd?
A: No. Not at all because particularly in the beauty industry women of color are not represented properly. Also, women of color, we make up the majority of the dollar in the industry. Particularly black women, if I’m not mistaken to date made up $465 Million in skincare purchases alone, that’s just skincare. We are projected to make up $1.7 trillion by next year. I feel I’m representing an underserved audience.
Check out more of the interview here. (apologies my face is a little obstructed from the mic). Then again, it is radio. 🙂