Buffalo Boss Babe Keah Brown
I am lucky enough to be friends with this weeks Buffalo Boss Babe! I met Keah Brown in college (Shout out to Fredonia State! ) I was instantly drawn to Keah. I swear she ALWAYS has a smile on her face and is one of the kindest people I have ever met. Keah had a fire in her and I even noticed it in our boring college classes. Keah is a freelance writer and journalist at Cliché Magazine. Her writing is awesome and she has been able to interview some pretty awesome people in her short career. Keah is also the boss babe that started a hashtag #disabledandcute. Keah told Self.com "I made this hashtag to sort of celebrate the fact that I felt cute in my body for the first time," The reaction to her tweet was an outpouring of support and tons of responses about self love. since February Keah has been interviewed by Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Essence Magazine (and so many more) for her viral bad ass tweet! The hashtag on IG has been used over 11,000 times and SO MANY MORE on twitter!
We sat down with Keah and chatted about life!
What made you start or brought you to where you are today? Tell us your story and what makes you a Buffalo Boss Babe.
I always loved writing and telling stories but I've always been an inquisitive person. Being a writer who creates stories and worlds and a journalist who tells other people stories and how they navigate the world is perfect for me. I initially wanted to be a lawyer as a kid because I loved watching law and order SVU and thought it looked fun but when I realized that it wasn't just about dressing in power suits and looking cute in a courtroom I decided that it was sent right for me.
I am lucky in that my passion for both creative/nonfiction writing and journalism has only grown and that's because I've had an immense amount of support and i've worked my butt off to make sure that I'm doing something that I love every single day. Because the moment you stop loving something, The magic of it dies. What makes me a buffalo boss babe is that I work so hard and I care so much about making sure that I pull up other strong and wonderful women with me as I go.
Who are your favorite people to follow?
I spend a lot of time on Twitter so a lot of my favorite people to follow are there. There is Esmé Weijun Wang, Danielle Sepulveres, Roxane Gay, Ashley C. Ford, Janet Mock, Chescaleigh etc
What are your favorite things to do in the area (Buffalo and greater WNY)?
There is obviously the nightlife that I don't participate in often but I like lunch dates with my friends and trips to the movies.
Tell me about your favorite collaborations or a dream collaboration?
My favorite collaboration so far has been with my literary agent Alex Slater of trident media group. We're working on some really special things and I'm so excited for what the future holds.
I would love to work with a beauty campaign and a fashion campaign to give people w/ disabilities proper representation. To show that we participate in these industries too! it's time we are seen in ads and campaigns etc.
If you could have coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?
Dead or alive?
Dead: definitely my grandma and my uncle too because I want to cheat.
Alive: Shonda Rhimes hands-down
What are your hopes, dreams, goals? Big or Small.
I have so many! I want to write books, movies, TV shows. I want to walk a red carpet in a custom dress. I want to make the world a better place. I want to create something that matters. I want to be a New York Times best-selling author, and I want to go to fashion week. I want to meet Shonda Rhimes. I want to be financially stable enough to have a house in California in New York City. Lastly, I just want to be happy and comfortable.
Tell us about your family a bit ( 2 or 4 legged ) ?
Well, there's me, my twin sister Leah, my mother Cheryl, and my brother Eric. My family is big as a whole and we are all very close to our first cousins and second cousins etc. so there's never a dull moment in my family which I love. The chaos give me story ideas lol.
Feel Good Five!
Color: I love blue. Mostly blue jeans!
Food: cheesecake, cheeseburgers, and Pizza
Super Power: I would love the ability of teleportation
Animal: I genuinely love elephants
Season of the year: I love summer but fall is my birthday season so both.
Keep an eye on Keah's Career because i'm sure we will be seeing so many amazing things from this boss babe! Be sure to follow her on Instagram & twitter @keah_maria..... she is so legit on twitter she has a little blue checkmark ;)
Until next time!!!
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