Creative Collaborations is all about sharing with you all the inspiring and talented people I see kicking butt around the world through their chosen social media channels. Like the look or sound of these creatives? Give them a follow!
Let’s start with the basics, who are you? Where are you from?
My name is Jeaiza (pronounced Hey-Eye-Zah) and I was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
What is your favourite thing about yourself?
I love this newfound bravery I have and this desire to see new things and just experience the world around me.
What’s your favourite viral social media challenge?
My favorite one was the ice bucket challenge because it was for a good cause.
What is a goal you’ve set yourself recently?
I want to apply for my passport and get my first international trip out of the way to show my followers that its easy, possible and never too late. I want people to know they shouldn’t be ashamed of not having traveled to certain places yet.
What is the main focus of your social media?
I focus mainly on travel and experiences but I also love plus size fashion.
Who or what inspires you the most?
I’m mostly inspired by the world and other cultures. I love people and I love learning from them.
Who is spreading a positive message on social media at the moment?
I would say pages like @fatgirlstraveling or @fatgirlstraveltoo and their messages of inclusivity and body positivity are amazing to see.
What’s the best advice you’ve gotten recently?
My dad told me to never be afraid of a dream I’ve already envisioned for myself and worked for.
What’s one insecurity you have about yourself?
I am insecure about my anxiety disorder and sometimes even my body but I work really hard to overcome that.
What do you hope to achieve with your social media?
I want to encourage people to experience life and see the beauty in the world around them no matter where they are, what their budget is, what camera they have or whether or not they’re influencers, able-bodied, thin, etc.
Have you ever met anyone through your social media?
Not in person, but I am developing some great friendships now that I’ve begun focusing on travel.
Where’s your next travel destination?
Antelope Canyon in Arizona
What is one of your travel accomplishments you’ve achieved recently?
I spent my first day on my last trip completely alone. This is something that used to incite anxiety but now I feel like a badass for having done it alone.
What is one travel goal you are working towards?
I want to go on my first international trip.
What is your top travel hack?
Skyscanner is your best friend, and always google Airbnb experiences to see if you can find something similar for a lower price!
What is one thing you take with you on all of your travels?
My pillow pet Ruby.
How do you self-care?
A glass of wine and Harry Potter.