Bringing two of my passions together in this post. I am always looking for ways to support black owned businesses and include that in my content. I found that I really enjoy creating content for other bloggers, just as much as I enjoy supporting black-owned businesses, so I’ve combined the two for this blog post.
Addressing some more general ways that bloggers can work with black-owned businesses before on my blog. I thought I would share how I have recently supported some black creatives, to give you a few ideas on how to involve more black creatives into your content creating process.
3 Ways to Support Black Creatives:
I had the pleasure of being styled and shot for the first time by my good friend and talented wardrobe stylist LaLa Love. As I am new to finding my style it was an amazing opportunity for me to find out what works for me, whilst simultaneously stepping outside of my comfort zone.
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I dream of you in Neon! 💛✨ – – – Model: @saabirahlawrence Stylist & Photographer: @bylalalove – – – #WardrobeStylist #FashionStylist #Stylist #ByLaLaLove #Fashion #BlackGirls #BlackGirlMagic #Melanin #InstaGood #FierceSociety #OOTD #Ootdstyle #OotdBlackGirls #AsSeenOnMe #PlusSize #Curves #Curvy #BigGirls #BigIsBeautiful #WhatFatGirlsACTUALLYWear #Neon #NeonGreen #NeonVibes #NeonYellow
If you’re looking to create some looks for your blog/socials or if you just think it would be interesting to get someone else to style you, I would highly recommend my experience with LaLa.
This summer I attended my first live podcast show and of course it had to be the legendary 3 Shots of Tequila guys. I ended up travelling to Leicester to see them as the London tickets were sold out by the time my friend and I decided to go. I was so grateful for that time to just chill with my girl and laugh the night away.
If events are your thing, you could combine this with a travel post. Like myself, you could also leave your home town, for an event and a one night staycation. It’s a good idea to talk about it, share a review of your time in said city/town, what you did, where you stayed and what you ate, everyone is always looking for somewhere to escape to.
For All Bloggers/Influencers
I have previously used a consulting service earlier on in my blogging journey to get a better idea of my strengths and weaknesses with my blog and socials. I found it very helpful, especially when it came to coming up with blog posts ideas, knowing my strengths and pitching.
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I recently had a consultation with Personal Branding Coach Montelle as I really wanted some constructive feedback on my blog and socials. Montelle was both extremely helpful and honest with her feedback. I left our consultation knowing what my next steps were, what my strengths were and what changes to make and a much stronger and clearer why.
This kind of feedback and coaching is going to give many bloggers and influencers a great insight into themselves as a creative and the great things they can achieve with their platforms.
These are just 3 Ways to Support a fellow black creative, If you have any other ideas please do leave them in the comments. Don’t forget to follow my #25BOBxSaaabirah for any updates on my 25 before 25 challenge where I attempt to Support 25 Black-Owned businesses that I have yet to support before my 25th Birthday.