And stronger than ever. This year, marks 13 years since I first launched what has now become Bazaar Daily News. 13 years ago with the help of someone I held dearly to my heart, we set out with a list of goals and what we wanted out of our lives.
We wanted to be different. We wanted to create a brand that would last generations to come, a brand, that would make history. Today, 35 awards later, 3. 2 billion website visits on, the same legacy we wanted to create has now been set.
I sit and think every day of the amazing opportunities I’ve been granted because of the blood and tears that have been shed to make this business happen. As a minority, I have made a difference.
I came from a world where nobody believed I could. My secrets were my secrets, my dreams, were fodder to make fun of me. Looking back at all the hard times I’ve faced – I learned an important lesson — on your elevator ride to the top — your life will change much more than one could ever imagine.
I learned that your only true best friend is the person you see in the mirror. When I found myself as a person, a personality, and a journalist — I needed nobody’s validation except for my own.
With 13 years under my belt, I, can say that I’m proud. I’m proud as a minority male I defied the odds and am now riding high on my own successes — something nobody ever believed was possible.