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One-on-One with Content Creator - Rebecca Nanjego

A content creator is someone who is responsible for the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media. They usually target a specific end-user/audience in specific contexts. They can contribute to any of the following: blog, news, image, video, audio, email, social updates and other related content.

We caught up with Nanjego Rebecca, a digital influencer, fashion blogger, Connectivitea podcast host and ‘Swap and Talk’ creator for a chat on who she is, her inspiration and experience in the creativity industry as a woman.

Who is Rebecca Nanjego?

I am a multiple passionate entrepreneur on a mission to help women become the best version of themselves, mentally + physically. I do this majorly through content creation.

Who has influenced or motivated your work? What about them picked your interest?

Oprah has been my greatest inspiration. 1st because she makes money being authentically herself. 2nd because of her mission to hep human beings become a better version of themselves by shining light on emotional + mental well-being.

I can see you are passionate about women development. In your view, has the work of women and their contribution to the creative industry been fully recognized or celebrated?

No. Not at all, there is a lot of work that has to be done. Also as women, we need to learn that it’s okay to blow our own whistles and shine light on awesome creative work we are doing. I salute you, for doing your part through the series of #tweetchats and #SheKreates conversations you are having.

Have you personally experienced any obstacles or inequities in your creative journey?

Yes, first not being taken seriously. People assume it’s just a hobby. Also, when it comes to pay, usually if the client is male, they assume women are taken care of by someone and so they should be paid less in comparison to men.

It's really sad. How can we collectively work towards dispelling all these stereotypes?

First, have conversations about them. Second, women need to learn and practice negotiation skills consistently.

What advice would you give to other women trying to get into the creative field?

1. Be true to yourself. That’s what will make you stand out.

2. Consistency is very important.

3. Have a ritual to quiet your mind and get in touch with your creative side.

4. Learn fundamentals of running a business.

Is there anything you are currently working on that we should follow or look out for?

Yes. I’ll be sharing my preset with my community soon. Also stay tuned for a @SwapandTalk Retreat.

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