Kelly Whybrow for PWR: Issue 04
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER: DANIEL OLUBANJO | STYLIST: TOMIWA OYE | ART ASST: TAMMIE TAKON | MUA: REANNA HARRISON
"My voice is my power!"
Community focused and purpose driven Kelly Whybrow shared with us some of her motivations for being resilient. During the interview with her, she spoke with a passion that excited myself and I hope as you read on about her, you experience the same fire within yourself.
What are two of the qualities that you love about yourself?
"The first one I would say is Courage"... "I think that courage stems from faith. When I went down to London, even though the chances were slim, I believed in myself so much that I could make it happen even if it is going to be difficult. I’ve left jobs before when I no longer believed in their vision without having a job lined, which people will think is crazy but I knew I needed to take that leap."...
What does resilience mean to you and can you share an experience where you had to be resilient?
Resilience for me is unwavering faith. Even when there is a lot of pressure on your mental and emotional capacity, its having faith that it’s not always going to be that way."... "When I go into a job I feel as though I always have to do so much more than my job because for me it always comes down to legacy and what part in my career it means to me."...
How do you celebrate yourself and how would you like to be celebrated?
"I check in with myself regularly. I have a period every day, whether it’s in the morning or at night, I try to go for both, where I just unplug from everything, where I read, I journal and I pray. And it keeps me grounded every single day to ask is the direction I’m going in where I want to go, because often times I get presented with amazing opportunities which steer me away from my purpose."... "And I guess how I want other people to celebrate me from a purpose point of view, I’d like one day to be thought of a great speaker and thinker."...
Be as honest with yourself in a way that you cannot be honest with others and think about the self you want to be and how you can bridge the gap. "