Hey, I am Adjoa and currently focused on building my personal development platform – The Dash Space whilst finding my way in the corporate world also.

The aim of the platform is to really encourage others to become the best version of themselves by touching on different areas of personal development.

I will define myself as a young black woman trying to build a platform for herself whilst also juggling full-time work along with it.

Something myself and my platform value a lot is authenticity. I believe nothing beats staying true to yourself and who you are and it goes such a long way especially in this digital era we’re in.

Looking back to the start of last year, so much has changed for me. At the start of 2020, I was at a place in my life where I felt very stagnant and completely bored with everything that was going on in my life at that time. It felt like I was living the same day pretty much every single day. I would wake up, go to work and do that pretty much every day. Nothing exciting was happening but then the pandemic hit and I lost that job and I think it was one of the best things that have ever happened to me – a true blessing in disguise as it wasn’t a job I could see myself doing full time anyway.

I decided to focus on something else during my job searching journey and that’s pretty much how my platform came to fruition.

As busy as building this platform can keep me at times, it brings me so much joy knowing that I am working on something that can help others or putting out information that can help other people do things differently and see what results that will bring them!

For me, to be outspoken means not being afraid to speak your truth, or share your personal experiences the way you see fit. Sometimes we go through or may face things and don’t realise that our stories could benefit someone else currently facing whatever it is we’ve faced in the past.

I choose to be outspoken because I can’t see myself living any other way. I want to be able to speak my truth so others who have shared similar experiences can understand that they’re not the only ones and can feel confident and comfortable in themselves. I want to also speak my truth because it aids in my own healing. Talking about what you’ve experienced definitely helps you with coming to terms with it all.

If you’re struggling to use your voice, I would encourage you to “just do it”. Just take that leap or just use that voice. Once you take that leap, you’ll realise that it’s actually not that bad! Also, don’t focus on what others will say or on outside opinions because people will always have their opinions.

We’re all humans and we’ve always got our thoughts about things or people. You’ve just got to block it all out and speak your truth!