EDITORIAL TEAM HIGHLIGHT: Marissa Clark

Hi there! My name is Marissa and I am a creator based in sunny Orlando, FL. My blog and Instagram primarily showcase my everyday lifestyle, from fashion and beauty to all things millennial.  Although I’ve been a creator for a few years now, my ‘day job’ is actually in morning radio. After earning my Masters Degree in Communications, I worked my way into a position on the #1 morning show in Central Florida.  I couldn’t be happier!

WHO DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED BY?

I feel inspired by so many fearless, female creators! One of my side passions is a podcast focused on empowering women and changing the stigma behind strong, female leaders.  From Jaclyn Hill to Bethany Mota to Huda Kattan to Kayla Itsines… there are countless women who have turned their dreams into careers and are paving the way for other female creators like myself.

WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 5 YEARS?

I’ve never been one to have a rock-solid plan for the future mapped out, and I think that is okay.  Gone are the days of working for the same company for 50 years, retiring with a pension and a gold watch.  The beauty of creating is that it allows you the freedom to work when and where you want, for however long you want.  It really depends on the intensity of your hustle and the direction you want to go.  I hope to continue to grow my platforms and mentor young influencers for years to come.

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST PARTNERSHIP?

Orlando is home to amazing beaches, luxurious hotels, and of course…. Mickey Mouse! My most exciting partnership was with Disney World when I got the chance to get a behind the scenes look at their latest holiday offerings. I got to admire their elaborate décor, check out the newest shows, and wrapped up the night with incredible fireworks.  I was so grateful!

 

TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING WE WOULDN’T KNOW ABout you BY YOUR IG FEED

Most people don’t know that I am a huge professional wrestling fan! I started going to live shows in college and was immediately hooked. I am always in awe of the athleticism and commitment of the athletes.  Not to mention, the passion of the fan base. The atmosphere can’t be beat!

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE FOR NEW CREATORS?

Fake it ‘til you make it! Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to other creators. It’s easy to get down on yourself about having less followers, less engagement, less collaborations, etc.  Always remember, we all had to start somewhere. Those creators you’re comparing yourself to all started exactly where you did.  Stay confident and hustle, hustle, hustle!

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