Among the long list of things I’ve had to overcome identity wise as a black woman, would have to be being comfortable and proud of myself with the way that I am because we’re constantly having to face different stereotypes and we’re constantly put in a box for who we are depending on our shade and what we look like, what we do, and where we’re from, so yeah, I think just being comfortable with myself and who I am now.
I think it’s great that we have all this black empowerment. I love Black Lives Matter, but I think it needs to be consistent. It’s not about only when someone gets shot, or someone says something about Beyonce, or when someone says something about someone’s hair. Let’s constantly uplift ourselves. Let’s be as rich and proud as the people that we actually are.
I’m a stylist assistant/stylist. I’m definitely living my dreams. I do exactly what I want to do. I work for myself technically and other people at the same time. I’m really happy with what I do. I have absolutely no regrets even if I’m having a bad day.
On My Way
I’m from New York and I’m moving to California in August. I’m nervous. I’m from New York City, born and raised so getting up to go literally across the country, that’s a big step but I’m ready for anything. For work it makes sense and also it’s a change of scenery.
– Kenny Paul