Each week, our Friday Feature celebrates powerful women from our tribe who share their magic with the world in unique and inspiring ways. This week, we spoke with Chris Han, a photographer, designer, MBA graduate, and fashion and beauty guru. Between creating and posting content and designing, this powerhouse shares her experience as a content creator while also discussing how she refuels on a daily basis.
What inspired you to do what you’re doing today (day job or side hustle or both!)?
My fashion and lifestyle blog has become my full-time job. My inspiration comes from the people surrounding me. I came from a creative family. My mother was a designer. My husband is a fashion photographer. My close friends are all beauty, fashion and design enthusiasts. I got influenced by my people.
Can you give us a story that exemplifies why you get fulfillment out of the work you do?
When my content helps my audience to find what they love, I feel great. It is the moment when my story or my style influences my community and makes them happy.
Is there a roadblock you had to overcome to get where you are today? How did you do it?
I have always experimented with different styles, from bohemian, rock-n-roll to classic elegance, etc etc. I finally figured that my style is bright, colorful and optimistic. Over time my personality took the lead of my style. I stopped following others and started to be myself.
Have you ever struggled with self-doubt? If so, how did you push past it?
Yes, being a female entrepreneur is never a smooth journey. I have had to handle lots of tasks that were out of my expertise - sometimes doubts run through my mind. My husband, my friends and my community are always there for me and help me to be a stronger, smarter and better person.
When’s the last time you had to be super brave?
After getting my MBA at USC, I turned down high-paying offers from big companies and became a full-time content creator. I followed my passion with no regret.
What does choosing yourself mean to you?
Choosing myself means loving myself as is, respecting myself, and trying to know myself. It means playing with strength and overcoming the weakness.
How do you practice self love and care on a daily/weekly basis?
I take time for myself everyday, whether its taking a bubble bath, having something sweet, listening to my favorite songs or even just taking a car selfie!
What is your favorite way to express yourself, and why?
As an content creator, I enjoy expressing myself on social media. I share my #OOTD, my opinion, the things that I love and my journey with my audience.
What is your advice to your 10, 18, and 25-year-old self?
10-year-old me: Have fun.
18-year-old me : Be patient.
25-year-old me: Follow your heart
What do you love most about yourself?
I am a kind and loving person.
What is your message for our tribe?
Love yourself and be yourself.
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