November 14, 2022 In today's post, we are introducing you to Brianna Brown, @xovbri from the Bay, California. We update our Creator of the Week every Monday. To be considered for this award, or our Up Next: Influencer weekly list, click here.
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“Find your purpose and focus on it! Create a plan, know your why, stay consistent, and don’t be afraid to learn and grow. "
Please enjoy our interview as we get to know Brianna Brown.
1. Can you briefly walk us through your story? How did you get started and what made you choose to become an influencer?
Growing up, I didn’t see a lot of plus-size representation. I had low self-esteem because of my weight, I struggled with finding trendy clothing, and I just never felt good in my own skin. When I reached my mid-twenties, I hit my lowest point, I gained a lot of weight and found myself constantly comparing myself to other women on social media.
Through prayer, I decided that I was going to regroup and change my mindset. I needed to make a choice, either I was going to change the things I disliked about myself, or I was going to embrace them. SO, I EMBRACED IT! One year later, here I am, which initially started out posting fashion content to help me build my confidence, turned out to be bigger than just myself.
2. Has it been a smooth road? If not, what were some struggles you’ve faced along the way?
I’ve had a few challenges. First, learn the scope of social media (Do's & Don’ts), and tune out the negative comments because the negativity can really get in your head sometimes. I’m learning to just embrace the positive ones, there’s more good than bad. Comparing yourself to others can also be a challenge, as well as social media burnout and work-life balance.
3. We’d love to learn more about your work. What are you known for? What are you most proud of?
I’m known for providing affordable trendy plus size fashion content. I think what sets me apart from others, is my genuineness, humbleness, compassion, and conviction. I’m always eager to learn and willing to share my experiences and resources with others.
Although I’ve only been in the influencer world for a short time, having a platform actually helping other women be more confident in their skin has been the most fulfilling accomplishment this far! I would have never thought that I would have the courage to post on social media. I am truly blessed to be the woman I am today.
4. Who are the biggest influences in your career?
5. Who are some of your fashion inspirations?
6. What are some of your favorite places to find plus size clothing?
Shop from Stores:
1. Stella's Looks:
2. Crystal's Look:
3. Sable's Look:
7. Do you have any piece of advice that can help someone start doing what you do?
JUST START! It’s going to be uncomfortable, and it may be cringy but as LoveRessie quotes: “there’s fear on the other side of success." Find your purpose and focus on it! Create a plan, know your why, stay consistent, and don’t be afraid to learn and grow.
8. How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
You can DM on my Instagram @xovbri or email me.
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