1. Brief Background, tell us who you are?
I completed my bachelor in commerce followed by bachelors in education and taught for a few years. I am now a mother of two boys, trying to keep myself sane while I do my best at raising feminist boys, create content and master my make up skills.
I create content on social media that allows me to interact with like minded mums.
2. What got you into Social Media blogging?
I got married a couple of years after teaching in an esteemed institution and become a mother soon after. Unlike popular belief, the woman in me flourished and motherhood gave me an opportunity to explore myself and my interests further.
But there was a lot I wanted to say, so I started blogging since it gave me a platform to voice my opinions. Social media gave me the sisterhood I needed at that point of time in my life.
3. Why did you choose education & make up as your topic, considering they are so different?
I acquired my B.Ed degree in the year 2012 which was a prerequisite to achieve my dream of teaching at the institute I completed my schooling in. I lived that dream and discovered myself while I taught in a prestigious posh school during the week and at a street school during the weekends.
5 years later, when I delved deep into my inner self I realised, I had achieved one dream of teaching and the other, to master the skill of Make up was left unattended. I decided to take up a professional course in Make Up and completed it with my second baby in my womb.
That makes Education and Make Up both an integral part of me no matter how contrasting they are as individual topics..
3. Has Social media helped you, personally?
I believe social media is the only way one can keep themselves abreast with what’s happening around. Social media has personally helped me grow as a mother and an individual immensely. The only flip side being over consumption of information on social media. Once you learn to draw that line, social media is a fantastic medium.
4. What advise will you give to other girls / ladies who are getting attracted to this new way of communication?
Communication has become almost completely digital in today’s day and age. Human interaction is the key to keeping ourselves socially alive and active. In my opinion, it’s true modernisation when more of us come forward and share the authentic side of life.
My only advice would be to keep it real. Being honest, mindful and respectful in their content is a responsibility of every creator. Another thing would be to approach social media and create content with love, compassion and kindness without getting trapped in the web of validation, likes and numbers.
5. Everyone looks at these beautiful pictures and settlings, I am sure process isn’t all that smooth. Tell us a bit about the hard work that goes behind these post’s?
Content creation is a process that requires hard work and strategic execution at every stage.
In the initial years, I would end up doing most things at the nth hour. What I have learnt over the years is that proper planning is the key to creating content without taxing your mental and physical health.
I jot down content ideas weeks in advance, plan shoots according to the convenience of kids. This makes the process a tad bit easy. However, there is no denying that it’s a long process that requires effort for presenting the end result.
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