Shalmar Brown Mozee – 2017 List Of Dreamers
Shalmar Brown Mozee is a freelance journalist and corporate content strategist/ senior copywriter. As a journalist, her published articles and live interviews have been featured in Rolling Out, Time Out New York, Dream Nation TV, etc. Her celebrity interviews include; Rapper-French Montana, Nick Cannon Presents Wild’N Out Host- B Daht, DJ Mustard ,VH1 Black Ink Crew NY - Dutchess, DJ Dummy, and Mickey Guyton.
How did you determine what you were passionate about?
I discovered a passion for writing at a very young age. I wrote my first series of short stories in the third grade. I believe that my passion is still growing and evolving every day. I enjoy getting to know different people from all walks of life and telling their stories. I also have a passion for encouraging others with my own story which consist of overcoming a lot of battles at a very young age. I enjoy doing what I love, but I believe it’s bigger than me. I want to be an example for children that may have a similar story to mine. I think that’s where my passion lies.
What challenges have you overcome to pursue your dreams?
So far I’ve had to overcome a lot of challenges in my career. One of my biggest challenges has been juggling my career in corporate america and being a freelance journalist all at once. I started working a month after graduating from college. While growing in my career, I became a freelance journalist. There were times when I went days without sleeping because I was working on articles all night; after leaving my 8-5. I missed a lot of family functions & outings with friends in order to meet deadlines. Now that I am a wife, I’ve had to make sure I carve out time for my family as well as myself.
How do you stay focused and productive in your area of passion?
I stay focus by knowing that I have more goals to accomplish. I feel as though I am just getting started. One of my biggest driving forces is when I read about stereotypes that classify females like me by what we look like or where we came from. You can say, I like challenging what statistics say I should or should not be. I believe being successful is a choice and that’s what keeps me focus.