Today we’d like to introduce you to Bria Dinero.
Bria, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began writing poetry at the early age of three years old, but it was not until I was 17 that I began to take my craft seriously and write full-length poems. My freshman year of college, I had an epiphany that I would create videos for my poetry similar to rap videos.
The goal is to make poetry more marketable and mainstream with visual concepts. Doing poetry then opened doors to more opportunities, and I began performing, public speaking, modeling, and now creative direction. Everything I do ultimately goes back to my purpose of healing the community, creating more opportunities for the youth, and being a voice for women.
Today, I am now a mother to my beautiful son Zaire, and I work as a freelance Creative Director, Model, and still writer/Poet. I am working on books and plan to have my first one fully ready by the end of this year. “Emotions Are Luxuries” be on the lookout!
I also am in the works of my own YouTube talk show “Boss Talk” with co-host Marilyn Giselle, first episode will air this May, The talk show will discuss real-world issues, faith, getting closer to your spirituality, business ventures, and guest interviews.
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?
I’d love to say that once you realize what you are meant to do that the roads of success will be smooth, but that is rarely the case. SO much of my journey is accompanied by struggle, heartbreak, and calamity. There have been times where I thought of giving up but who doesn’t have these thoughts.
After having my son, and even while pregnant, my life shifted tremendously and it took a while to become back “one” with myself and my vision. Isolation sometimes is key to staying on track and just rebuilding yourself up. I will say that it is in these adversities that I realize more and more what my God-given purpose is and I lose the fear.
Some struggles I have had are having a very traumatic pregnancy/ labor, being unsupported, working nonstop just to survive, and even the loss of some business partnerships due to choosing to keep my son. Through it all, I have become so much wiser and stronger so I would never change anything.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
My passion and resilience differentiates me from most people. I am fully driven by passion, and I move through what my spirit and mind feed me. It’s often a misconception that you are not logical because you live in passion, but I believe they go hand and hand.
I am a poet, everything flows from my heart and mind. Although I specialize in poetry, there is so much more depth to me. I am proud of being multi-facet because it allows me to touch more groups of people, I work with people in so many fields, and it helps me with my overall vision. I also am HUGE on marketing.
Every Monday I have Marketing Mondays where I give marketing and branding tips to help my followers with building their own brands. In addition, I create concepts for models and brands to help make their look more unique while also building their business plans.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My future plans are so broad, I have so much I have to accomplish, but ultimately I want to heal my community. I plan to heal through my words by writing more books, being as informative as possible. I plan to eventually open schools geared towards minorities. I am a full advocate of education, but I also believe the education system needs to be revamped, I plan to help in that.
As a Creative Director, I want to take over the fashion world, change the stigma of what “Beauty” is. I want more colored women on the forefront, I want this to be a norm and not necessarily stand out when you see it. As a poet, I will make poetry more mainstream and give light to those who live in the shadows because their words are “too deep.”
We need empathy in the world, and that is where poets step in. As a woman, I will be the face of women and always be available to women, whether as a support or helping hand. Many of the organizations I plan to start will be geared towards women, the youth, and minorities.
- Performance/Public Speaking begins at $100
- Creative Direction: Marketing consultation and concept creation starting at 100+
- Business Plans start at $75
- Email: Briadineromail@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvnV5oYZVdqlG9avPQQbSFA
- Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvnV5oYZVdqlG9avPQQbSFA
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvnV5oYZVdqlG9avPQQbSFA
Photographer: Brandon Hicks
Make Up Artist: Erin Pea