Journalist & Digital Brand Strategist
You may all recognize her colorful braid and her bold style...
Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, the voice behind Journey of a Braid, will discuss the evolution of social media and its future impact on fashion influencers & brands
in our upcoming Morning Stories, Tuesday, June 19th. In the meantime, here's a peek from our chat with Danie last week.
BEING A WOMAN IS...
Anyone who says she is no matter her anatomy.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?
My journey makes me feel confident. At this point nothing lasts forever - not the good, nor the bad moments in life - and that realization gives me courage.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY:
It all happened for a reason, and you will understand the bigger picture through the eyes of time.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 20-YEAR-OLD SELF?
Finding the love of your life is not the only reason of your existence. Stop undermining yourself thinking you will find solace being loved by someone else.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Listening to the stories of other people and understanding how similar we, and our struggles, are.
BEST WAY TO SPEND A DAY OFF?
A day spent reading while my children play peacefully by my side. It has never happened (insert rolling eyes emoji).
BIGGEST MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR:
Being featured in ELLE USA as a style-icon in Miami with a full spread of their December issue. At that same time, I went through an emotional rollercoaster after seeing my world crumble through Irma and then after the earthquake in Mexico City. It made me realize there's no success, and no failure. Only experiences.
FAVORITE PLACE YOU'VE TRAVELED RECENTLY:
I fell in love with Arizona, especially Sedona, and was deeply surprised by the struggles of Native Americans. It's a part of history I was never taught.
A WOMAN YOU'RE INSPIRED BY:
Every woman who fights against all odds to fulfill their purpose in this life.
HIP-HOP, BLUES, OR JAZZ?