Aisha Beau Johnson on MLK's Legacy

"We may not always know what the future has in store, but when we believe, and believe hard, we can achieve so much."

Photo: Aisha Johnson

Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do?

My name is Aisha Beau Johnson and I'm probably one of the biggest empaths you'll ever meet, ha! I feel a lot and have a lot of compassion for others. I'm a digital content creator and inspirational speaker. I have a blog, YouTube channel, podcast, partner with brands, and share inspiration on my Instagram page.

Who or what has inspired you to do what you do?

Prior to being a full-time creator, I was a fashion publicist and after making it to my "dream" position in the industry, I realized that path didn't really fulfill me anymore. I wanted to branch out on my own to be my own brand and touch the lives of others directly. And I think that's what really inspires me each day. Being able to help someone else, whether it's a tip, tutorial, some words of affirmation, or simply inspiring them by sharing my own journey of taking a leap of faith.

Photo: Aisha Johnson

What message do you have for aspiring young Black creators?

There is so much room for you. You have all the tools within you to succeed, you just have to put yourself out there, know your worth and stand firmly in it.

How has MLK’s legacy inspired your life, platform, and creative projects?

I actually have a podcast episode coming out today titled "You Might Not See It, But You've Gotta Believe It" and I feel that's really similar to MLK's message. He may not have been able to literally see what the future had in store, but he believed there was a better one to come for Black people. And he used this belief in the unknown to make change for so many. We may not always know what the future has in store, but when we believe, and believe hard, we can achieve so much.

This interview is part of our celebration of Black creators for MLK Day. You can follow Aisha on Instagram here! @aishabeau



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