We caught up with some of the community’s rising stars and asked them to reflect on the books that had an impact on their lives. We’ve shared their responses below.

Bianca Ellece | Founder of Mink By Bink, Content Curator & Social Media Manager

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz was truly a game changer for me. The book was recommended by Mega Influencer Mia Ray. As of today, I’ve read the book 3 times and soon to be a 4th. Not only did this book influence the way I run my business but how I deal with life and people on a daily. The 4 Agreements are: -Be Impeccable with your words -Don’t take anything personally -Don’t make assumptions -Always do your best. Read more>>

Justace DeVine | Fashion Stylist, Fashion Editor Intern, & Full Figured Model

The Four Agreements I love this book because it’s a personal guide to freedom. When being in the entertainment industry you tend to listen to what other people are saying about you , how you look , what you said or didn’t say. This book allowed me to release the thoughts and expectations others have of me and truly stay committed to the reasons why I started to pursue this industry. Read more>>

Manté | Musician, Recording Artist & Songwriter

I read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist in its entirety one Christmas Eve. I love this book especially in the context of my music career because it teaches the importance of paying attention to the signs. Omens are powerful. Good and bad. They exist solely to guide us to our respective treasures. I strongly believe that we are able to manifest and co-create whatever life we want for ourselves. The time period in which the manifestation takes place represents the journey and since reading this book I have been able to identify positive as well as negative omens within mine. Read more>>