This month, we’ve had the honor to interview one of our favorite women, Ms. Brandy Star Merriweather. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her yet, Brandy Merriweather is a student, producer, business owner and influencer we look to for #inspiration. She’s a Student Marketer at Sony Music, produced her very own film about Alexis Crawford this year, and she’s the Founder of B Star PR, which provides Public Relations + Digital Creator Support. And while Brandy literally does it all, she always finds time for self-care and self-love. Read on to find out how!
In 3 words, how would you describe yourself? Unstoppable, Kind, Extrovert.
Tell us about someone who has inspired you. Women like Ashley Blackmon, Bozman St. John, Gabrielle Richards, and so on; I love seeing African American women who have stellar skillsets apply them to an organization for the better. That is inspiring.
What does self-love mean to you? Self-love means consistent appreciation and valuing myself inside and out.
How would you define ‘strength’? Perseverance.
Tell us something (or things) you do for your self-care every day. Put on lipstick, lotion my entire body, and manage my time.
What does self-care mean to you? Time off.
What does success mean to you? To me, success means ‘worry-free’.
I was told to pitch myself everytime I pitch a client, which means [take] a moment to focus on yourself (even if it's the weekend) every time you do a task for someone else. - Brandy Merriweather
Does social media help or hinder your self-care routine? Social media does not help or hinder my self-care, [social media’s] just there.
Do you have any advice to share with women who need a little push to practice self-love? Just like you make a schedule to organize your meetings, you have to make a schedule or list to prioritize yourself. For working women, I was told to pitch myself everytime I pitch a client, which means to put a tally mark for a moment to focus on yourself (even if it's the weekend) every time you do a task for someone else.
What will your success look like? Mentally and physically satisfied.
Which Shapermint product would you recommend to our readers, and why? I recommend the Shapermint Essentials High-Waisted Thong. This will pull you up, suck you in, and make ya feel a little sexy throughout the day. Not to mention, your cheeks are not confined and have the opportunity to sit sweet. I really love it for dresses because going to the bathroom is not complicated.
What do you do really, really well? Marketing & Public Relations
What do you love most about yourself? I love my smile and ability to see different perspectives.
Where do you find confidence on a ‘low-confidence’ day? In the mirror.
What’s your favorite dimension of wellness to treat each day and why? My favorite dimensions of wellness to treat everyday are my intellectual, occupational, and spiritual wellness.
On the intellectual side, I watch/read biographies and interviews daily. I read LinkedIn articles daily because staying informed and knowledgeable stimulates my mind. And I am a work-a-holic, I truly love using my occupational skills.
Spiritually, I love those moments in the shower to really chat with God. It fuels my love for myself and the woman I am becoming.
Did you love getting to know Brandy as much as we did? You can follow her here on Instagram. And be sure to let us know in a comment below or on our social media if you want more interviews like this!