Today we’d like to introduce you to Jaidah Sizer.
Jaidah, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It all started when I decided to leave the end of my sophomore year at Howard University to head back to Los Angeles. My mental health was at stake. The rush of starting a new life felt exciting, even though I only had $1000 in my pocket. My soul was telling me to move back to California to get some mental clarity. I came here to follow my dreams and become a storyteller, curator, and so much more. Though, I didn’t know who or what I wanted to be at that time. The fire of a creative hustler was lit inside of me. I found a place to live in South Central LA and a stable job in less than a week just to get back on my feet. During that time, I was waiting to hear back from an internship that I didn’t know I had received or not? My mind was moving too fast, but in my world, I had to be the fittest to survive. The famous Nina Simone once said, Do What You Gotta Do and that was exactly what I did. God has a funny way of placing blessings in your life when you need them most. I ended up getting two internships and it started from there. My work has been favorited by Amazon, I worked the Stranger Things 2 Premiere, did media coverage for the Teen Vogue Summit, worked on movie-sets as a personal assistant, and so much more. You would think that I was living the L.A. dream, but something in me still felt unfulfilled. Naturally, I believe that I was a rebel from birth. I’ve always done things by myself when it comes to creating my path with my creativity. I try to push the boundaries when it comes to storytelling, whether that’s through photography, writing, or filmmaking.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a raconteur, curator, and believer. I am proud of my pieces of work because I’ve had people reach out to me and say, “Your work has made me look within.” “Your words help me to keep pushing through life.” “You help me believe in myself again.” I do this for the betterment of the human race. I want everyone to feel peace within and know that whatever obstacle they’re facing internally or externally, it’ll all come to pass. I believe wanting to elevate human consciousness through art and push boundaries is what sets me apart. I want all of us to feel free and live out our wildest dreams. Just wait.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in bad luck. I believe luck is when preparation meets opportunity. I do believe obstacles are put in your way to test you for growth. Are you ready to grow or are you going to minimize yourself because your fears told you so? So, the concept of “luck” doesn’t necessarily do it for me. I believe that every barricade that was put in my way has challenged me to be a better person, storyteller, and express myself in ways I never thought could be possible.
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