Today we’d like to introduce you to Danayia Stedham.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Danayia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Before I started Pink TV Now!, I was working in the music industry. Music and discovering talent is something I’ve always loved and was good at, however, something in it was missing for me. My dad would always tell me “Danayia, I know you enjoy working behind the scenes, but you belong in front of the camera.” Thanks, dad. 🙂
I was laid off of my music job in 2015. From there, I had come to a crossroad. I asked myself, “Do I look for another job in music, or do I go pursue what I’ve always wanted to do in acting? I was offered another job at the company, however, I decided to finally face my fears and take a leap of faith.
Four months later, I launched Pink TV Now! and shortly after, enrolled in drama school. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Today, I am auditioning for roles while writing, producing and acting in my own skits. I’ve created a neighborhood called Morningwood Terrace, where all my characters live.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has definitely been one of many surprises. When one is a creative, we are constantly baring our souls to the world. That can be scary.
Being brave enough to share my creativity was an early struggle for me (and still is at times). I usually ask myself “How can I make Pink’s content relevant?” “What does my audience want to see?” “Am I being too critical of my work?”
I’ve learned that no matter what we do, we will always be judged. So, I just keep my pen writing and my camera rolling. Eventually, I figure out what works. If something doesn’t work, I learn from it and move to the next project.
If I could give some advice to young women who are starting their journey, I would say just keep moving. Keep taking action. If you’re feeling discouraged or sad, go help someone else who is down. This can do wonders for you. Then, come back, dust off your hands and work on your next project. You’ve got this, girl!
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I create comedic content. I LOVE to make people laugh. If I had a drug, comedy would be it. Pink TV Now! specializes in good vibes and laughter. We are known for having content for viewers of any age to enjoy.
I’m most proud of having a vehicle/company that focuses on allowing people to escape their daily realities for a few minutes, just to laugh and feel good!
What sets Pink TV Now! apart from others is that we operate from love. We adore what we do here, and I believe it shows in our product.
For good reason, society often focuses more on the problems rather than the opportunities that exist, because the problems need to be solved. However, we’d probably also benefit from looking for and recognizing the opportunities that women are better positioned to capitalize on. Have you discovered such opportunities?
Women are creative, intelligent beings! Where there seems to be no way, we always seem to make one.
I personally feel that as women, we can create our OWN opportunities. That in itself is epic because if we don’t fit one mold, we can form one that is designed specifically for us.
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Ann Stedham, Veylin Stedham, The Saving Station Church, INC.