I was interviewed on Generation Slay 😱 And I have to say, it was one of my favorite interviews, ever. They asked excellent questions.
I got real about:
✨ Being young & Black online (as a White avatar)😟
✨ Social media addiction and personal branding tips
✨ Influencer transparency and media literacy
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It was so sweet to be the season finale voice on @generationslay and talk about everything that has shaped how I show up online. From being a huge MMORPG geek to a #Blerd to a dark-skinned woman… I’ve had to make discoveries of like minds and build up protective armor just to navigate as an Internet Explorer in peace 😂 The Internet was not designed to protect or promote people like me. I can fix that. 🤓😉
Click below to listen during your commute, workout or break!
On today’s episode, Joy Ofodu joins us to talk marketing, how gen z is utilizing social media, and how she’s helping to create communities that uplift marginalized voices. Joy is an avid marketer with a passion for engaging digital communities, who has spoken through brands such as Facebook, Star Wars, thredUP and the NAACP Image Awards. She currently supports Instagram’s San Francisco-based Marketing team in its global efforts to uplift teen voices. Find Joy online at @joyofodu.
Throughout the pod, we chat about:
2:40 – Elevating marginalized voices through social media
5:20 – Using social media to uncover identity and encourage diversity
8:20 – Acknowledging and utilizing privilege to amplify minority voices
12:55 – People who criticize Gen Z for using phones too much
16:30 – Tips to maintain mental health while on social media
24:05 – Advice to Gen Zers looking to get into marketing and tech
Let me know your thoughts after listening!