I became instantly drawn to MEFeater once I started to pick up that something about the way they were reporting black pop culture news was different. The messages were positive, the headlines made sense. So much black excellence, I could count on them to cover the red carpets and the representation was beautiful. I later realized the Founder and CEO is 23 year old Gabrielle Amani. She has managed to put together a team that time and time again shows us how different, how much more progressive the media would be if we had more content dedicated to the black diaspora rather than non-POC profiting off of our culture. Acting on this idea at only 17 years old, she has brought the company to amazing heights, this year scoring a partnership with Tyler Perry's Movie NoBody's Fool.
How much effect, if any, has your gender had on your path to success, specifically in your field?
EVERYTHING. It makes me who am I and I would change it for the world. Being a beautiful young woman has gotten me in trouble at times, however I learned from it and become so much more strategic.
What does success look like to you?
Kids, Husband, and Passive Income.
Any opinions or advice, on balancing relationships or having a family VS. the perception of the public of women choosing success or love?
Be Honest in everything you do, so everyone knows where your heart is. I don't have a relationship or children, so I'm extremely selfish right now. My goals need all my attention right now.
How do you remain committed to yourself and your goals? What does it look like? (journaling, mental checkins, meditation)?
Journaling, Mental Checkins, Meditation, Church, therapy and everything above. I just stay focused on the prize.
What is your "why" ?
The Black Diaspora
How much of your success Do you attribute to your "tribe" Or Circle? What does yours look Like?
All of it. Literally All of it. My circle includes, my parents, siblings, friends, and my MEF Team. I trust all of those people with my life......well most of them.
How did MEFeater come about?
We wanted Black Girls and Black Boys, to have a high fashion home. It originally started as a blog among friends talking about random things. However, major realizations happened and we decided to answer another calling which was making a beautiful, stylish community around Music, Entertainment, and Fashion.
What gaps in your industry were you trying to fill?
Black Millennials looking for a Media Company they could relate to in every way.
What does it mean to be responsible for that volume and caliber of content and publish YOUR narrative and perception of the world and entertainment industry?
Everything. Everything we put out is important to us. If we don't believe in it. We usually don't put it out. We have a responsibility to be a voice for people and we take that very seriously.
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