JessBe Creative is my creative sister! The mission of her startup is “to produce original content that captures the true spirit and value of your endeavors through social media.” She’s definitely making moves in the digital content sphere. We hit it off from the start and I’m excited to see her business continue to bloom.
“I knew early on that I would have to start my own thing if I was going to be successful. I have a film degree from Howard University, so I asked myself ‘how can I make a living doing what I love?’ I think a lot of filmmakers want to have this illusive feature film career — not to say that I won’t do features, but when I realized that social media was the place where black and brown people in our generation go for the latest news, to make connections and learn about new brands, I decided to start a firm that’s dedicated to making more of that happen. Since then JessBe Creative has expanded to social media strategy, content curation as well as social media management. Our core focus is creating video ad campaigns for our clients to help raise awareness about their brands. It’s a learning thing. It’s something that we have the opportunity to get up and feel challenged by every day and that’s very exciting.
I’m real raggedy on the low because of my business and professional life, I rarely have time to do things including my hair. I wear a lot of hats because of it. I’ve kind of messed up my hair because I don’t take the best care of it. I pulled some of my hair out due to stress because trying to make your way in the world can be really hard. I don’t think that I have much of a choice, but I’m going to have to cut it off and start over for my overall hair health. Even though it’s raggedy because I’m raggedy, I like my shit nappy because this is the way that it grows out of my head.”