By Mayshad Mag
Mayshad Magazine is an advocacy platform for empowerment which mainly focuses on empowering women, raising awareness and exploring a contemporary lifestyle.
I started my career as a model and moved to Paris and Italy in 1992. I was 19 years old and lived there for a year.
Moved back to Montreal and went back to University where I graduate in Communications and journalism in 1997. I started my television career at the end of ’97 at Musique Plus (which is the equivalent of MTV) where I worked as a Vj.
In 2000, I became an entertainment reporter at TVA network where I have the privilege to interview international celebrities including: Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Beyonce, Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis and hundreds more. I loooove my job!
I became an author in 2009, when I decided to write my autobiography. I sold more than 138 000 copies. I now write a book every 2 years.
I launched my own Make up line in March 2017 and it was an immediate success! My products are sold in 200 stores in Quebec and we also have orders from Florida, Columbia, Ghana and Cameroun.
Here’s the link: www.vkosmetik.com
Can you please describe yourself?
I am before and foremost a black independent, eccentric, strong, open minded, ambitious woman. I am also a very happy wife and mother of 3 children that I love more than life! I am a TV personality, a successful author (5 books all best sellers) and owner of Vkosmetik.
Could you please tell us how to build our inner strength?
I was born and raised in Montreal in a very loving family. My father always made me feel beautiful, smart and convinced me over the years that I could accomplished anything that I dreamed of. I felt very secure, loved and powerful, thanks to both of my parents. I never felt inferior or less capable than anybody else. That’s why I believe I became the woman that I am today. Now at 45 years old, this is the best time of my life! I’m not a religious person but I believe in god. I pray every day: in the morning, while driving or at night. It gives me inner peace.
According to you, how can we inspire others?
As women, we have a responsibility to educate and elevate other women.
We have to raise our daughters in a way that they feel beautiful, loved and able to accomplish anything they want. We have to be in solidarity towards one another, be there for each other.
How do you relate to the Mayshad Woman Philosophy?
I completely relate to the Mayshad woman philosophy! Every single aspect of it. I am a firm believer in women empowerment, I practice a healthy lifestyle, I am surrounded with beautiful, strong, independent, loving and caring girlfriends that I truly love and respect. They are my cosmic sisters! We’ve been friends for over 25 years and hopefully our friendship will be forever!
By Mayshad Team