In yesterday's feature, I featured a beautiful and inspiring woman. It would come as no surprise that this woman brought another beautiful and inspiring soul into this world. (If you haven't already go read Tabitha's blog!)Right after Miss. Tabitha gave me a hug, her daughter Choyce came into the family room. Her voice was soft, cool and inviting. She was just as gorgeous as her mother and although younger, projected a similar and positive spirit.
I learned that Choyce was the one who inspired her mom to start a Vegan lifestyle after a few health scares. She had shared with her mom that this way may be the way to go and they decided to give being Vegan 30 days. Years later, they are still living a Vegan lifestyle and are happy and healthy. In addition to "Very Good Monday" videos that the two of them make together reviewing products, Choyce is also pursuing modeling as well and making things with her creativity. She has recently started her own skincare line in addition to making and selling jewelry. She is achieving all of this and she is only at the ripe old age of 18. I can't wait to see how Choyce is going to blossom and all of the amazing things she will absolutely achieve.
What is your name and how do we know each other?
"Choyce Brown..You found my mom on social media."
How old are you?
What are you currently doing with yourself?
"I work and I model full time. I do a lot of creative stuff. I paint. I sell my paintings. My mom and I do Vegan events."
Are you where you hoped you would be? If not/ Why? If so-what do you love about it and could you see yourself doing anything else?
"I don’t know where I hoped I would be, but I feel pretty good about it. I feel good about myself. I am doing things that make me happy."
Women are becoming a resilient sound that cannot be silenced. What are you doing to contribute that sound?
"Being a woman. Proudly and loudly I am woman. I love anything women empowering. I am low key a feminist. I am always sticking up for women and arguing our case."
What is something you learned from a younger age that has stuck with you?
"Probably not to care what people think...just to do it. I learned it in middle school and applied it in High school. If I get nervous about something..I just tell myself 'who cares what people think..just do it!'”
Who is an individual who made a profound impact on you and why?
"This lady I know. Her name is Tabitha. She gave birth to me. (she laughs) She makes an impact on me everyday. She’s great. I learn a lot from my mom. I love her. She is my best friend."
What is a weakness or something that exposes your vulnerability and what do you do to combat/embrace it in order to grow?
"I was bullied a lot in middle school. I can retreat back to those thoughts of feeling really small. I think about my self confidence now and how much I’ve grown. It helps me to snap out of it and realize I’m great."
What is something that you want to accomplish and what are you doing to get to that place, if anything?
"I want to be like an entrepreneur. I want my own business. I want my name on something. My earrings, my paintings, my skin care.".
And now..a few questions to lighten the mood...
Dogs or Cats?
Cheeseburgers or Salad?
Beach or Mountains?
"The beach...but sometimes mountains. The beach more."
Sweet or Salty?
"Salty. I love salt. It’s so bad but I love salt."
Lose all of your old memories or never make new ones?
"Probably never make new ones 'cuz there’s somethings I need to remember."
Disney..or is there any alternative?
"Probably Nickelodeon or Cartoon network. I liked Disney when I was little. These are cooler."
What is a fun fact that someone may not know about you?
"I’m left handed."
And the final two important questions...
What is a common misconception about you that people make based on your appearance? What is your truth and how do you personify strength?
"Some people think I am young . Some people think that I am mean or that I am aggressive. My truth is that I am nice and sweet. I personify strength just be sticking to what I believe in and staying true to myself and not being swayed by others. "
You have inspired me. What about yourself do you hope to put out in order to inspire other young people?
"I hope my energy is bright and good. I hope that inspires other to be positive...to be carefree and to be themselves."