Today we’d like to introduce you to Anisa Abrams.
Hi Anisa, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Five years ago, if someone were to tell me that I would be in Law School pursuing a career as an Entertainment Attorney, I would’ve laughed and said “You must have me mistaken with someone else.” Now here I am in California, a first-semester law school student. When I was younger, I always dreamed of being a performer. But while in college, I became intrigued in the laws behind the music. I realized that I wanted to protect artist and their intellectual property. And then everything started to fall into place. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, I started working as a legal assistant at Universal Music Group in New York City. Working there encouraged me that much more to go to Law School. Being an East Coast girl born and raised in Jersey, California was never a part of the plan but I guess God wanted me to be here. I started my Law School journey in August and haven’t looked back since. Now here I am living in San Diego, one step closer to becoming an Entertainment Attorney. After obtaining my JD, I plan on starting my very own entertainment law firm in LA. I am one step closer to achieve my dreams and I Thank God for that.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Although I’m in law school, creativity has always been my outlet. My artistry has always gotten me through the toughest times. When I was younger, I struggled with self-confidence. My curves and my height made me feel like I wasn’t as pretty as the other girls. Becoming a plus-sized model changed all of that. When I had my first photoshoot, I became empowered by my height and my curves. My weakness became my strength. Sometimes I think we forget that we are already equipped with all the tools we need to succeed. Self-doubt is just an illusion. As a young black woman, sometimes it can be challenging to remember that.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am most proud of the multi-faceted woman I have become. Obtaining my Juris Doctor degree is my main priority right now. However, I always keep my creativity in mind. In fact, being a songwriter, a visual artist and a plus-sized model actually work to my advantage. As a creative and an aspiring lawyer, I can leverage my creativity and out-of-the-box thinking and pair it with my analytical and technical skills to solve problems and generate solutions.
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