Today we’d like to introduce you to Meline Rose.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Meline. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Almost five years ago, I realized the obvious: I am a black woman in entertainment. This made me realize that the odds just may be against me. So, what did I do to set myself apart? I began building my personal brand.
I started off blogging about entertainment news and celebrity gossip, only to quickly find that it wasn’t aligned with my purpose. I then transitioned my entertainment blog to a lifestyle website where I wrote articles about my personal challenges and triumphs and interviewed local artists and entrepreneurs in hopes of inspiring others to pursue their passions as well.
The rest has been history.
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?
Although I am grateful for my journey, it has certainly not been a smooth road. I’ve had my fair share of challenges: depression, feelings of inadequacy, financial hiccups, bad business and a little bit of everything else in between.
One of the main lessons I’ve learned through it all is to FOCUS ON MY FOCUS — which isn’t easy. It was easy to lose track by comparing my journey to others or self- loath because I wasn’t progressing as I thought I should.
The real test was following through with my vision. I learned that there will be times when I question my progress, question my work, question my mission, etc. But, as long as I continue to do my best and persevere despite my doubts, I will flourish.
Keeping the vision and striving towards it.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am a freelance entertainment journalist and lifestyle blogger. I host events and conduct interviews with celebrities, artists and entrepreneurs. My biggest accomplishment thus far has been covering the BET Hip-hop Awards red carpet for two consecutive years where I interviewed some of the hottest entertainers in the industry under my brand, Meline Rose TV.
I also premiered my new talk show, The Meline Rose Show, on YouTube in January. The Meline Rose Show is a monthly talk show centered around bringing creatives together to have progressive conversations on an array of topics: mental health, colorism, supporting black businesses, relationships and everything in between. My mission is not only to entertain, but to inform and educate. I think having uncomfortable conversations is important because it provokes change and growth. It also evokes one to look within themselves and ask “how can I do and be a better individual”?
I aspire to spark change and awareness through my craft.
So, what should we be on the lookout for, what’s next in store for you?
Ahhh, the future! Lol!
I’m planning on making some major moves soon. Moving to California to pursue my career in entertainment journalism is definitely on the horizon. I also plan on being more active within the community and giving back as much as I can. Mentoring teenage kids has been on my heart for some time and I plan on acting on it really soon.
Overall, I’m taking everything one step at a time and enjoying the ride. I’m blessed.
- Website: TheMelineRose.com
- Email: TheMelineRose@gmail.com
- Instagram: @melinerose
- Twitter: @melinerose
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi6E8A7a7fEdA7W51OEKs1Q?
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