Golden Boy Press Interview #252

Earlier in the summer I was interviewed by Golden Boy Press and I love how it turned out so I’d love to share some of my favorite parts here discussing life, my work, social media, feminism, and more.

What’s your life philosophy?  How do you try to apply that to your work?
I’m still developing my life philosophy, actually. I suppose one keeps developing a life philosophy until they die, and I still have a lot more living to do. But lately my philosophy has been all about honing and trusting my intuition. Whether it’s about a new job, a person, anything. I’m always striving to follow the navigation of my inner compass. When it comes to my work, I try to do what feels right. It’s usually been the projects where I didn’t speak up when I should have or didn’t do things my way that I end up not liking.

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Shot by William Ukoh

I came across photographer William Ukoh (AKA Willyverse) on Instagram a while ago and loved his style so I reached out to him expressing an interest in wanting to work with him. I usually photograph myself so I tend to be very critical of myself on camera and shy to other photographers’ lenses but after a bit I loosened up and we had a fun time.

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Puerto Rico 2015

Yucca Mofongo. Castillo San Felipe del Morro. El Yunque. Three things you may not be familiar with now but you will be once you read about my summer adventure in Puerto Rico.

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Meet Mirian

Full name: Mirian Onyeka Bewetti Deconte Njoh

Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

Current Location: Toronto

Occupation: Freelance fashion stylist / Stylist assistant

Current Playlist: “Ali Bomaye” by The Game. “Legend” and “Know Yourself” by Drake. Quirky yet chill playlists on Songza.

Favorite Food: The West African food my Mom makes: Eba and egusi soup, palm butter and rice, plantain, okra and rice, etc.

Can’t Live Without: Lotion. I need to be moisturized at all times.

Guilty Pleasure: Ratchet reality TV

Special Skills/Secret Talents: I’m a human dictionary and hula hoop extraordinaire.

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Style & Storytelling by Mirian Njoh