Happy Monday lovely readers,
This week our spotlight feature goes to the wonderful, talented & beautiful Angelique. This woman is by far one of the sweetest people I have ever met, and I am so excited to have her apart of the Creatively Linked family.
When I asked Angelique what her creative talent was she responded with ” I’m a woman with many talents, however I consider myself a visionary, I envision my goals before I achieve them. I also have a huge passion for helping others succeed. ” Angelique has covered a lot of ground in life with being so young and she is a very accomplished woman. For example she gave birth to an adorable little boy named Carter at the age of 20; she stated he is her biggest accomplishment. Angelique always lights up when she speaks about her son and she stated, “he has given a whole new meaning to the word love. Just taking a glimpse at him each day continues to motivate and inspire me to do better for myself and my family. I want to show other young mothers that you can continue to follow your passion while still overcoming obstacles.” This was such a powerful statement and it totally aligns with Creatively Linked’s mission. Angelique was crowned Miss Black Teen Arizona 2011 -2012 & since then she has gained a huge passion for helping other young women of color succeed in the pageant industry and earn scholarships towards their education. This past August she was approached by the State Director Aimee Parker of the Miss Black Talented Teen Arizona and Miss Black Arizona USA scholarship pageant to take on the role as the Executive Director. Angelique was overwhelmed with excitement and joy and has taken this position #GIRLBOSS – #BOSSBABE. Angelique stated the mission of the Miss Black Talented Teen Arizona and Miss Black Arizona USA pageant is to provide educational opportunities to it’s winners and develop the whole woman’s mind, body & spirit. Angelique and her team exceeded expectations with very little time to recruit girls to compete & prepare them and they held their first state pageant on January 28th, 2017 at Paideia Academy.
On April 23rd, 2017 she hosted her first charity event called “Build Your Brand Workshop Aspiring The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs” along with Hot Fitness studio (located in AZ) to benefit the American Diabetes Association Phoenix. All the funds raised went directly to help children with Type 1 diabetes go to Camp AZDA in Tucson this summer, so they can receive proper medical care all while enjoying summer camp. This girl is full of amazing work and her heart is pure as gold! The hard work does not go unnoticed, you are truly an inspiration Angelique.
Ladies, Angelique is just like you; she has fears and she stated before she accomplished all these things she had one of the most common fear’s which was the fear of FAILING. She stated she has learned nobody is perfect and there is going to be bumps along the road of everyone’s journey; however if you do your absolute best and give 100% everyday there is no possibility of failure. I couldn’t agree more with Angelique, if you have a goal don’t let the fear of failure hold you back, take the greatness that belongs to you!
She is passionate and eager about creating her own YouTube channel. She received a camera for her birthday this year and that same day she created a YouTube channel. She believes it will be a great way to share her story & her family’s story as well. She has enjoyed creating weekly Vlog’s for her viewers and she stated this will also be a great way to document her family’s milestones.
Angelique’s goals are to:
- Always stay inspired!
- Continue to help others succeed!
- Be the best woman she can possibly be not only for herself but for others around her & her family.
I like to ask a silly question at the end of all my interviews and the question I ask is “if your favorite playlist on spotify/apple music was heard by a stranger how would they describe you?” Angelique stated she would be described as a Diva; because she enjoy’s listening to Beyoncé, Rihanna , Arianna Grande and Selena Gomez.
Angelique’s favorite quote is:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ” – Jeremiah 29:11
Her mission statement is:
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ” – Maya Angelou
I enjoyed interviewing Angelique and loved getting to know her a little better! She is a smart, caring and giving woman and this is why Angelique is definitely Creatively Linked.
Angelique’s social media links are listed below, go & check her out!
– Instagram IG: _iamangeliquejones_