The Californian influencer recently opened up about her growth journey. As a result, she's changing social media one honest conversation at a time.
How has the last year changed you, both as a creator and as a person?
This last year was the beginning of getting to know myself on a deeper level which allowed me to get clear about the impact I’d like to leave on the world as a creator. A lot changed this year, for starters I saved up and was able to move to a different state. This was very exciting for me, however, I struggled with my mental health a lot, so much so that I couldn’t fully be there for my online community in the ways I wanted to be. I was dealing with my own internal battles and trying to do the inner-work and through it all, I really grew as a person. These struggles allowed me to gain a new understanding of myself and a more clear vision of how I can show up in a positive way as a creator. I am so damn excited to create content that encourages people to put themselves first and step into their most vibrant, thriving self.
What has been the biggest moment of your life so far?
One of the most surreal moments I have ever had- happened a couple months ago, I was sitting in nature reflecting, as some friends of mine were playing in the water and running around. I got this overwhelming feeling that younger me was so proud of me for working my butt off to get myself here. This was really powerful because by this point I was doing loads of inner-child healing but had never had a breakthrough so impactful. I took this moment as reassurance that I am on the right path and I’m doing amazing.
What’s one thing you hope never changes?
My love/ empathy. It’s no shock to anyone who follows me that I’m a super emotional person who feels everything so very deeply. I used to hate this about myself, I viewed my emotions as inconvenient and dramatic. But now I see that in a way they are my superpower because they allow me to connect to myself and others in an indescribable way. I hope that part of me never leaves.
What does it mean to be a creator in today’s world?
Being a creator in today’s world means you are bold enough to show up in a way that is authentically you. It’s being unapologetically yourself, despite what anyone has to say about it. It’s also trying to leave a positive impact on those consuming your content. I feel like it’s so easy to get caught up in this fake, online world and feel negative, and as a creator we have the duty to change that space and lean it in a more positive direction.
What’s next for you?
The next step in my journey is growing and evolving myself; mentally, physically, spiritually. As I learn and grow as a person, naturally, I can be able to share some of those tools I am picking up along the way with my audience. I really just want to keep cultivating my best self because I think that’s the only way I can be in a space to truly give value to others.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself living multiple lives in 10 years. Perhaps there will be a few years where I get a travel bug and go all around the world, serving and connecting with others. As well as some years where I am in girl boss mode, building my businesses and investing. I also want to learn how to speak different languages, cook in culinary classes, and make art. Honestly, I can’t really get a clear image of what 31 year old Hannah will be like, but I know that she’ll be dope as fuck.
This feature is part of our Trailblazers to Follow 2021 campaign, which is honoring artists, actors, and internet personalities that are changing the game. You can visit our Trailblazers portal for more interviews.