Realizing the strength and breadth of her voice, Chardline actively works to bring awareness to the under-representation of plus-size women in mainstream media and will continue to advocate on their behalf.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Resourceful, Curious, and Creative.
Three must-have tools, apps, or products that are essential to your job
For both of my roles, three necessary tools/apps that I frequent are CoSchedule, Canva and Camera. I love how both of my “jobs” overlap but in two very different worlds. The three C’s are everything. Mailchimp is a close 4th.
Who/What inspires you?
I swear this answer changes every time because a big part of my curious nature is learning about people. I was Sociology major in college and studying people and their habits became a permanent fixture in my life. But I will have to go with my Mom on this answer. She literally raised three children with the spirit of a hustler. She didn’t have a traditional 9-5; she used her talents as a decorator, cantor, and caterer to make ends meet. She put us all through private schools and we are doing pretty well for ourselves. She’s super forgiving, but like any other mom; challenging.
What the best piece of advice you have been given in your career?
The best piece of advice I received is to “put in your time”. At first this phrase sounded so cliché to me, but now I understand it. There will always be instances in which you will see people moving on up who get jobs because of their connections, but I am truly blessed with the job I have now because I have put in lot of unpaid and paid time to get here.
What brings you the greatest satisfaction personally and professionally?
What brings me personal satisfaction is knowing that I helped someone out. I believe that God put me on this Earth to help others. Whether it’s in my profession as a public servant or as a blogger, I am happy knowing that at least one person gets the guidance that they need.
What quote do you live by?
A new quote I learned to adopt was from on one of my good friend’s Facebook statuses before he passed “Seek to be worth knowing rather than to be well known.”
What advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Funnily enough, I would tell myself “Seek to be worth knowing rather than to be well known.” At 18, all I wanted to do was fit in. When I was younger, I was always teased about my weight. It was hard and I would compromise myself to be someone that I knew I never should’ve been. I would also tell myself to slow down on the whole “I want to be a grown up” thing. The responsibility is not all that great.
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