Hey guys! My name is Dee and I’m a creator based in Toronto; my blog and Instagram page focus on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. I’ve been creating content for almost eight years now and don’t have plans to stop any time soon! I spend a lot of my free time learning how to create better content… but when I’m not doing that, you can typically find me binge watching Netflix or checking out a new restaurant.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve started to move towards more of a freelance career with a focus on writing, digital marketing, and social media. I love seeing all of the amazing girl bosses out their doing their own thing right now and my goal is to completely be my own boss one day.
I feel most inspired by the other bloggers and content creators I know. Toronto is full of so much talent and I find it really amazing to see what the women I know are doing and how they’ve managed to take their creator lifestyle to new heights and, in some cases, turn it into a career. I also love seeing creators, like Samantha Ravndahl, who make an effort to give back and do things for others.
My proudest partnership to date is probably one of my most recent; I had a chance to work with Bramalea City Centre as the first member of their Style Squad. It was such a fun experience! Being the first member, I went into the partnership pretty blind, but we worked really well together to create a series of social stories and posts that I loved.
Tell us something interesting that we would never be able to guess if we looked at your Instagram feed.
I’m a total nerd! I’ve always been obsessed with Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel. I even have a Harry Potter tattoo!
If you could restart, is there anything different that you would do?
I would definitely try to start with a clearer vision of what I wanted my blog to be like long term. When I started blogging seven and a half years ago, I had no idea that it was something I would eventually turn into a personal business. Of course, creating is always a learning experience. I’m constantly finding new ways to grow and testing myself which has ultimately led me to where I am today.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give new creators?
Don’t be afraid! It will be a slow start, but once you really get into the groove of things and start to find out what works for you, it will get easier easier.