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Life and Work with Gigi Gumrika

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gigi Gumrika.

So, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
So, I met my fiancé seven years ago at church and kept in contact through Instagram. Since that day, we’ve been madly in love and I’m so blessed to have met him. My fiancé is a filmmaker and photographer so we started doing photos and videos for fun together which turned into me becoming a blogger and influencer later down the line. He has pushed me and motivated me and gave me endless support and I’m just extremely lucky to have him by my side always. 💕

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?
Ah, not a completely smooth road but definitely wasn’t so hard either. It was a good balance of both and I feel like with the support I had from my fiancé, made it feel much easier and stress-free. I think the hardest thing for me was creating content consistently. I do long distance with my fiancé and he does all my photos so it would get overwhelming when you have tons of collabs piled up. Luckily, we’ve gotten good at spreading things out and having everything organized. Helps a lot!

Everyone’s journeys going to be completely different. Best advice is not to give up. No one gets to where they want instantly. It takes time, it takes mistakes, it takes a lot of struggles to see progress and some may get it easier than others or harder but you should always be positive, patient and never give up.💕

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?
So, I am an influencer and blogger in Los Angeles, CA. I started influencing almost a year ago while working for Apple. I love trying new products out and sharing them with people. Growing up, I always looked up to influencers for what products to use and once I started influencing myself, I made sure that the products a try and share with my followers or something I genuinely love and use. What sets me apart is that I try products out for a while before posting and sharing it with my followers and the reason being is that if I get a bad reaction to the product, I don’t like the quality or it’s not something I’d want to showcase to my followers, I refuse to do the collaboration and send the product back to the company. I think a lot of people have the assumption that influencers just post whatever to make money but I know many influencers and myself that genuinely care and try the products out first before sharing it with everyone. (:

Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
Honestly, I don’t think there are any barriers at least none that I’ve noticed or felt. I work for an amazing company that treats everyone equally and even with influencing, I meet so many amazing successful women and men and I truly don’t think there are any barriers!

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