Meet Sasha Revolus


MEET SASHA REVOLUS

SASHA IS A FIRST GENERATION HAITIAN-AMERICAN. FROM HELPING BUILD SCHOOL IN HAITI TO HELPING CURATE A CONFERENCE, RAISING FUNDS FOR MINORITY WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES, SASHA IS INSPIRING US AND ALL THOSE AROUND HER.
SASHA WAS KIND TO SHARE A BIT ABOUT HERSELF, HER STORY, AND WHAT MOTIVATES HER.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER, THIRTEEN YEAR OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? 
HEY GIRL HEY, I KNOW THIS GRADE SCHOOL ISH REALLY SUCKS. I KNOW YOU ARE LOST AND DON’T FIT IN. BUT OH BABY DOES IT GET BETTER! ALL THE THINGS YOU LEARN BECAUSE YOU AREN’T INVITED TO THE PARTY OR THE MOVIES ARE GOING TO PAY OFF SO BIG. DON’T FEEL WEIRD, LIVE IN THE ODDITY OF LIFE.PS, YOU WILL HAVE MASSIVE BOOBS LATER!
WHAT DO YOU FOR FOR A LIVING? IS THIS WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE DOING 5-10 YEARS AGO?
I AM A CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BRAND MANAGER, CURATOR OF EVENTS FOR FLOURISH MEDIA CO, I ALSO OWN SMB CREATIVE STUDIO IN ATLANTA AND I AM ALSO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF JEREMIE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. 
WITH FLOURISH I CURATE AN ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE BRINGING 15 MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE HANDS OF MINORITY WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES. 
WITH MY COMPANY SMB I BRING LARGE SCALE PRINT SERVICES, PHOTO STUDIO AND RECORDING STUDIOS FOR SMALL BUSINESS CREATIVES AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. I AM ALSO BUILDING TWO SCHOOLS IN HAITI WITH MY FAMILIES NONPROFIT. THIS ISN’T WHAT I THOUGHT I’D BEING DOING 5/10 YEARS AGO. I THOUGHT I’D BE THE NEW COCO CHANEL AND HAVE ONE OF THE WORLD LARGEST GROWING FASHION BRANDS.
HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR PASSION IN LIFE? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
I BELIEVE I HAVE MANY PASSIONS IN LIFE, THE BIGGEST ONE IS THE WORK MY FAMILY AND I ARE DOING IN HAITI. SEEING A CULTURE AND A COUNTRY GO THROUGH SO MUCH SADNESS AND SUFFERING BUT TO SEE HOW RESILIENT AND HAPPY THE PEOPLE ARE. WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN AND TEACHING SKILLS TO HELP THEM SUSTAIN AND GROW WITHOUT LEAVING THEIR COUNTRY. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE NEXT YEAR BRINGS WITH BUILDING AND CREATING PROGRAMS TO HELP.
MY SECOND PASSION WOULD FOR SURE BE WORKING WITH AMAZING ENTREPRENEURS, AND CREATING INSPIRING BRANDS + WEBSITES THAT CULTIVATE THEIR BEAUTIFUL BUSINESSES, HOSTING FREE WORKSHOP TO CLOSE THE PAY GAP AND TEACHING WOMEN TO START BUSINESSES. I SIMPLY CRAVE CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION.
WHAT EVENT OR MOMENT OCCURRED THAT LED YOU TOWARDS YOUR PASSION?
I DON’T KNOW IF THERE WAS A SPECIFIC MOMENT OR EVENT. I BELIEVE MY SOUL JUST DOES WHAT IT DOES. I AM A DOER, SO WHEN AN IDEA STRIKES I JUST GO WITH IT.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ANYONE TRYING TO PURSUE A SIMILAR CAREER PATH?
SOMETHING I ALWAYS SAY TO MYSELF WHEN I START A NEW PROJECT. "I AM NOT THEM, THEY ARE NOT ME. I REPRESENT A NEW BREED OF ENTREPRENEURS AND CHANGEMAKERS – ONES WHO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF REACHING BACK TO HELP OTHERS ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS.WHILE COMPETITION IS HEALTHY, COLLABORATION IS KEY! MY GIFTS ARE NOT YOUR GIFTS AND YOURS ARE NOT MINE."
I REPEAT THIS BEFORE START ANY PROJECT AND GO IN LIKE A BAD ASS AND CREATE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS ONE KEY ELEMENT, ACTION, ETC., THAT HELPED TO GET YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
REJECTION HAPPENS AND, WHEN IT DOES, HOW WE RESPOND TO IT MATTERS. WHILE IT IS NEVER A COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE, THE FEELINGS OF REJECTION CAN ACTUALLY HELP US ACCESS OUR MORE CREATIVE SELVES. BEING REJECTED IS OFTEN A STATEMENT THAT YOU (OR YOUR IDEAS) ARE TOO FAR FROM THE CURRENT MAINSTREAM TO BE CONSIDERED SAFE OR COMFORTABLE. THIS COULD ACTUALLY BE A GOOD THING. YOU’RE AHEAD OF YOUR TIME!
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED FROM A PAST EXPERIENCE THAT YOU CARRY WITH YOU?
I BELIEVE IN ALWAYS LEARNING. NEVER STOP LOOKING FOR NEW THINGS TO LEARN AND NEW EXPERIENCES. I AM CONSTANTLY EVOLVING WITH NO FEAR OF CHANGING COURSE AT ANY MOMENT.
WHAT WOMEN (OR MEN) INSPIRE YOU? WHY?
I GET ASKED THIS QUESTION A LOT AND I ALWAYS ANSWER, ANYONE DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND TOTALLY GOING FOR IT. NOT ONE PERSON INSPIRES ME THE WORLD INSPIRES ME.
DID YOU PURSUE A HIGHER EDUCATION? WHY OR WHY NOT? IF SO, WHAT SCHOOL DID YOU ATTEND AND WHAT WAS YOUR DEGREE?
AS A CHILD OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS, HIGHER EDUCATION WAS NON NEGOTIABLE. IT IS A BADGE OF HONOR IN MY CULTURE. I LOVE LEARNING ,SO SCHOOL WAS GREAT FOR ME.I AM A PROUD BROWARD COLLEGE AND FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY GRAD. WITH DEGREES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION , MASS COMMUNICATION AND GLOBAL MEDIA.
WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE TO YOU? IS YOUR IDEA OF SUCCESS DIFFERENT FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION?
SUCCESS FOR ME IS FEELING AT PEACE AND WHOLE.I USE TO THINK SUCCESS WAS FINANCIAL GAINS AND RECOGNITION. WITH AGE I HAVE LEARNED THAT IT IS MORE ABOUT MY GOALS AND HOW I FEEL WHEN I ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING.
WHAT HOPE DO YOU HAVE FOR THE FUTURE?
I HOPE THAT WE SEE MORE MOVEMENT IN WOMEN'S RIGHTS. I PERSONALLY PLEDGE TO HELP START 100 WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS. I WANT TO CREATE SOME FORM OF FINANCIAL STABILITY FOR MY COUNTRY OF HAITI. I WANT FLOURISH MEDIA CO TO FINALLY GIVE AWAY ALL OF THAT 15 MILLION DOLLAR PITCH MONEY TO BUSINESS TO BUILD A DOPE FUTURE FOR THE NEXT GENIUS LITTLE GIRL.
WHAT IS A QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?
“ TAKE THE WINS WHEN YOU GET THEM, DON’T LET THE LOSSES GET YOU OFF TRACK.”

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