Like my SECOND editorial project was featured on ESSENCE today and I'm not sure if it's TRULY set in.
Okay, tears are forming. I think it's setting in gradually.
From today's emails and text messages and shares of my feature from my peers and calls from friends on other sides of the country, I just want to say thank you to everyone for watching my every move and supporting me along the way. I'm so grateful for my work to finally be recognized by such a major publication. For a young woman who has only been dabbling in visual direction for a little over a year, I'm very happy and proud of where I am today. And thank you, to everyone, for your praise!! Your support is the number one fuel that keeps me going.
Thank you, Mark C., for being exceptional; thank you, Prelo, for being the little angel that sits on my left shoulder; thank you, Pesi, for SLAYING THIS DAMN EDITORIAL STORY; thank you Jenni for a stellar makeup job, and shoutouts to my luxy assistants, Tai and Vita.
The pressure's on now. Nowhere to go from here but up.
- Amanda Moore-Karim