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Life & Work with Madison Ahmani

Today we’d like to introduce you to Madison Ahmani.

Hi Madison, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My journey is multifaceted. From adolescence to now, I knew I always wanted to be in the creative industry. Going to an art school in San Francisco helped shape me into the young creative that I am today. As someone who loves building connections and creating with all types of people, it motivates me to push in pursuing what I love to do, which is to write, film, and plan social gatherings.

As soon as I moved back to LA in 2019, I started a podcast with 4 of my best friends called minority mamis and continued to find my niche. I will say that all of this was not easy for me, and still isn’t when trying to find a name for myself! Being an African American woman, I have to work 10x harder in anything I do which would sometimes cause internal struggles. This made me feel incapable of completing my goals or that I am less than others! Yes, this was difficult but is also what drives me to aim toward success.

Being someone whose brain is always on the go, while living in a world of forced stillness due to the pandemic, I utilized that time for me to get in touch with my roots and meditate on how I want to represent myself. With research, networking, growth, and serenity, my journey led me to organize creative social events. Currently, I am planning events that bring artists together, in a world that tries to divide, we will prevail.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road at all in fact it has been a rollercoaster for me. From the moment that I graduated college, I applied for several jobs and still am to this day. When you are passionate about getting into the creative industry and have the degree for it, receiving no’s made me feel that I was not good enough.

Working multiple types of jobs that were not in the field of what I actually wanted to do made it harder for me to get the job done because there was a lack of motivation.

It was always a constant battle with questions I would ask myself like “what makes you different?” “has this been done before?” “How can I do better?”

Even though I may not be working in the industry that I would love to be in, using these current roles as my guide will only lead me into a bigger and better role!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
A few things that I do right now are film creative visuals for my youtube channel, write for my blog, participate in my podcast, and now working on event planning.

I am known for being a social butterfly and sharing my constant vulnerability on my platforms.

What makes me proud is knowing that through my hardships I am still able to do what I love and nothing stops me anymore from attaining my goals!

Creating this “Come As You Are” event is something that sets me apart from others. Not necessarily throwing the event itself but because I want this to be an event that is inclusive and being in a city like Los Angeles it can be hard to get invited into places or when you go it can feel elite and make people uncomfortable. This will be one big party for people who want to be around other creatives and have a good time! Not be so worried about their status!

How do you think about luck?
Being introduced to different types of people in the industry by friends and ex-coworkers really helped me develop relationships and mentors to help with my business! It is crazy because when people say it is all about who you know! They are not lying. That has brought me a tremendous amount of luck both good and bad! Getting to meet certain people is nice but the part that has brought bad luck is the falling out of touch part and not hearing from someone again.

It makes things more complicated when trying to get your work out there!

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