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Meet Chauncey Chavis of Chats with Chigga in Miami Gardens

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chauncey Chavis.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Chauncey. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
“Chats with Chigga” was conceived in 2016, it was later birthed into reality as of January 1st, 2019. This is a platform currently ran as a blog used to influence and connect with other people through my everyday life experiences in faith and creativity. It is also utilized to share those who are among the community with similar agendas. This project is an invitation on my everyday journey to encourage those who have allowed the societal norms to hinder their faith and forfeit their dreams by the referee of fear. This blog calls to those who have struggled with stagnation and crumbled in complacency. “Chats with Chigga” helps individuals discover their true identity as an over-comer. Through the stream of writing as well as an occasional podcast and video interviews Chats with Chigga invokes thoughts that challenges us to dare to believe in yourself and in change! What I would call a perfect blend of faith, fortitude and fun bringing intensified vibrancy to a beautiful world.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has definitely been a bit bumpy along my journey, mostly in the area of being disciplined enough to continue to develop content beyond how I felt in the moments where life pushed me down. Being vulnerable and sharing my life with all those to see isn’t easy. Especially, when you are unsure of who’s gonna take time to read it but, I have seen the fruit of transparency. When you’re carrying the key to unlock purpose through your life experiences, there is a lot more weight that motivates you to do what you were made to do. Anytime I thought my blog was about me, I was always met with a nice reality check that it was never about me! I have learned that it’s about using our abilities to help someone else, that’s the gift of doing this blog and that’s what I love most.

Please tell us about Chats with Chigga – what should we know?
I am a creative director and “Chats With Chigga” is the platform where I release all creative and community uplifting activities. I specialize in philanthropic work, motivating millennials to become all that God has created them to be through the openness of creativity. I am most proud to be able to bring the community together through acts of kindness. What sets me apart from most blogs is that I love to share the spotlight with other creatives in the area. One’s who have inspiring stories and wisdom to introduce with others. Connecting with people is a great gift that I possess ever since I was a child and has followed me throughout my adult years.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I believe that vulnerability is one of the most important characteristics that drive success. Without vulnerability, I believe that what I’m doing has no effect and can be considered stale. Being honest and truthful about my experiences and struggles helps me to create a lane that can’t be imitated by other blogs or articles because it personalizes me. When I am honest about myself, it is more relate-able and gives me access to have a greater impact on an audience congruent to me. I’ve learned that trying to be like or look like someone else only takes away from the beauty of what defines me. So, it’s important to know your own worth and the significance of what you carry and that comes from the vulnerability that you are willing to share.

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Geraldine Jeannot photography, Martina Samantha, Chanel smith visuals

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