We had the good fortune of connecting with Kamilah Stevens and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kamilah, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I had a lot of creativity that I wasn’t using, so I felt that starting my brand would allow me to exercise my creativity.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Over time, I believe Volume 82 Magazine will be considered a publication that provides a limitless spectrum of stories. Readers will know that they will find fascinating stories on our page.

I think I’m most proud that I decided to build a lane for myself instead of waiting for another media entity to hire me.

Although I recently launched my brand, it was not easy to get to this point. I spent over a year working with a mentor who helped me develop most of what I would need to understand about branding and media before launching the publication. She and I worked very hard to put the brand together. And there are still many things that I am learning along the way, as far as social media branding, which is a huge part of any brand’s success.

I don’t feel that I’ll ever overcome the challenges in this industry; because there will always be a new set of challenges to navigate. However, I’ve learned many invaluable lessons. For instance, preparation, organization, and promptness are critical. Any of those things can make or break an opportunity for you.

I got to where I am today solely because I tirelessly like to hear the stories of others. I don’t pick my stories; my stories pick me! So, if there is a topic or person that I develop a serious interest in, I pursue it.

I want the world to tune in to Volume 82 Magazine! The best is yet to come.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My best trips are always when I travel abroad. A weeklong trip with a friend could easily be fun each day simply by going to safe areas where you can interact with the local people. You can start each day that way. You will be able to enjoy authentic food, meet local vendors, and so much more. The native people can tell you where the unique tourist destinations are and how to navigate the city safely.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank all media personalities and fellow creatives who have helped me develop as a writer and creative over time. I’d especially like to thank the talent who have personally contributed to Volume 82 Magazine: Joshua Mitchell, Azie Faison, Albert ‘Alpo’ Martinez, Myriel ‘Squally Loc’ Amos, JJ Moses, Christopher Pearson, Freeway Rick Ross, Michael ‘Bear’ Mcgee, Ms. Tee, RayVynn Schauf,  Brent Jenkins, Jessie Wellnitz-Schafer, Nicole Sallis, Terry Pearson-Stevens, Matt Gilbert, Thomas Abbenante, Floyd ‘Kid Austin’ Schofield, Kharissa Forte, Daquan Campbell, Corey Hughes and Isis Stevens.

Website: volume82.com

Instagram: @volume82magazine

Facebook: Volume 82 Magazine

Youtube: Volume 82 Magazine

Image Credits
Photographer- Joshua Mitchell @Jolemi Productions Talent- Alpo Martinez, Myriel ‘Squally Loc’ Amos, Rayvynn Schauf

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