FEARLESS Friday: A blog series about inspiring women who have developed their talents and creative passions in unique ways. These are photographs and stories of a select few artists and entrepreneurs that encourage the pursuit of outstanding endeavors, in spite of fear, while redefining the meaning of success. If you love this post, check out the entire FEARLESS Friday series.
Bee Quammie is one of those people I’ve admired from afar for quite some time. She’s a strong voice that is needed in the ever growing blogging and digital media world. I was so grateful to be introduced to her through a mutual friend at a networking event over 2 years ago. Since then I’ve been following her work and I’m so excited to have her gorgeous smile in front of my camera. We met up last weekend and had the most inspiring chat. Plus, I got to meet and shoot her sweet baby girl, who she affectionately calls ‘Little Magician’. Yes, she’s a mother and a wife too! Today on the blog, she is sharing some of her special sauce with us. Read on to be inspired by this super woman.
Tell us about what you do?
I work in community health and social services, but I’m also a digital content creator (freelance writing, social media consultation, and blogging at 83toinfinity.com and thebrownsugamama.com) and event producer.
What are you passionate about?
My main passions revolve around health & wellness, community outreach, writing, and my family – especially my daughter, who’s almost 1!
How did you get started?
I’ve loved to write since I was a child, and blogging gave me the space to explore and delve into the topics that were important to me. My blogs were the starting point for everything else I’ve done.
How do you keep inspired?
I stay inspired by always remaining curious about how much I can accomplish, what I can do next, how much life I can live, and how much impact I can make.
What’s your favorite book?
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
“and he said: you pretty full of yourself ain’t chu/so she replied: show me someone not full of herself/and i’ll show you a hungry person” – Nikki Giovanni
I can’t-live-without my… family, phone, and favourite sentimental jewelry.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your life or as an entrepreneur?
Knowing my worth, exercising my personal power, & knowing when to say no have all been entrepreneurial (and life) lessons. It’s so easy to be taken advantage of, so standing up for myself is crucial.
Any advice for others that want to follow on a similar path?
Whether you want to be a blogger, freelance writer, or other creative, don’t be intimidated by what others are doing. No one can do what you do the way you do it – so create your niche & bloom in it!
My # 1 source of inspiration is... it’s a tie between knowing I’ll be utterly disappointed if I don’t go after all I can in life, and knowing that I’m actively shaping the world my daughter exists in – and I want her to have it better than I did.
Thanks so much for sharing, Bee! You are one-of-a-kind and your work is truly appreciated.