Introduce yourself and profession to our readers:
My name is Jocelyn Saunders and I am a 22 year old Virginia native and just recently became a Georgia resident. I moved to California after graduating from high school to pursue my acting degree at New York Film Academy. After, graduating with a degree in Acting for Film I had the vision to create the inspirational magazine Let's Chic Chat.
What inspired your pursuits?
While attending school in California I began battling anxiety and depression. During this dark time I realized that my relationship with God wasn't as strong as it should have been. I began talking to one of my ministers at my church back in Virginia for guidance. Those talks with him changed my life! It was during that dark time that I felt so vulnerable and hungry to know God for myself. After, graduating from NYFA I became obsessed with magazines. I would literally buy one every day and read them while talking to my mom waiting for the bus. The idea came for me to create my own online magazine but instead make it more relatable to the everyday hardworking women. I feel as though society gives so much attention and focuses solely on those celebrities who have already gained a substantial amount of success and ignore those who have yet to reach that peak, but strive to daily.
What advice would you have for those interested in a similar pursuit?
The advice I would give those who desire to walk a similar path is to be patient and know everything happens in a perfect time. I think a lot of times we expect things to happen overnight and while that may happen for some it doesn't happen for all. Just continue to work hard, write down your visions, and enjoy the journey to success!
What is next for your business/brand in 2016?
I actually have a lot planned for 2016! One of which is my new business venture, Jocelyn Tierra Marketing & Branding consulting. I consider all of my business ventures to be my "babies", so I guess you would say this is my newborn! It's definitely something I never expected to do, but I love it. In this business I provide marketing and branding materials such as, business cards, eflyers, brochures, web design, social media management, and more. Another venture I am currently working on is my book, "Celibacy & Secrets". I made a vow early in life to remain celibate and wait for marriage. I always get asked by peers how I manage to keep that promise in today's society and is it hard. This lead me to write a q&a inspirational guide on my journey of being celibate. I have a lot of other projects I'm working on but those are the only two I'm sharing as of now.
How can readers connect with you online and through social media?
To keep in touch and connect with me you can always go on my website www.letschicchat.com. Also, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under @letschicchat. I also want to invite everyone to like my new Facebook group "Boss Girl Workshops" where I provide business and financial advice as well as hosting mini workshops in different cities!