After being featured in Look magazine last year, I was contacted by Selina Brown, the CEO of Little Miss Creative. Selina asked me to be a guest speaker at their monthly event, Unleashed. I was truly honored to be invited to take the spotlight with this organisation because they work with young women as a creative female development agency. I can’t even begin to explain all the wonderful things Little Miss Creative do so please take a look on the website.
So the big day arrived, Thursday 21st May and I can’t lie I was so nervous. Little Miss Creative were tweeting a countdown, my friends who couldn’t make it were sending me good luck messages and another friend and my parents were going to be there to watch me talk too, it was a lot.
I had a pleasant train journey from London Euston to Birmingham New Street, it felt good to be home. I arrived at the Nest in Digbeth Birmingham and the Little Miss Creative team were so welcoming. It was such a nice venue and it was a really good vibe. Before the female only event started we had answer questions about confidence and self-improvement that were stuck to the wall on flip chart paper dotted around the room.
The session started with an Introduction from Selina Brown and an Icebreaker to get everyone laughing, this was a funny activity. We did a number of workshops to get everybody talking and thinking, this worked really well. First up in the spotlight was Cheyenne Davide who is a blogger, vlogger, DJ, presenter, model and all round superstar, Cheyenne is awesome and I am excited to be working with her on a few other projects. Cheyenne showed us her showreel and did a fantastic presentation about working hard, doing what you love and achieving your goals.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to follow Cheyenne but I managed it. I spoke about my career from the struggles at College to my crying phone calls home at Uni and the fact that I had to apply for my current job in PR twice before I was successful. I also spoke about leaving your mark and what inspired me to start my blog. My main message was work hard, own and love what you do, be persistent and keep going. Congratulating other women on the way is always a good thing too.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was nice to have the girls come up to me at the end saying I had inspired them. I’m also so proud of myself for being brave enough to stand up in front of a group of people and speak, it wasn’t as scary as I thought it might be.
Little Miss Creative have an Unleashed event every month so please look them up and pop down, its only £5 and it’s a great chance to network with other women.
Thanks for having me Little Miss Creative,
Love Dom Dominique xx
Leather shorts- TOPSHOP (alternative)