We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Isabella Brown | hair stylist, educator, traveling bridal stylist

Industry outsiders are very unaware of what it takes to be profitable in this field. Many people think our pricing is just a money grab, but at the end of the day we have to evaluate our own worth based off our talent and passion. We also don’t get paid time off, health benefits, medical leaves, retirement, insurance, etc. We have to pay into all those things for ourselves, which is fine and is just part of the job, but it is something that is so overlooked by outsiders. Read more>>

Meera Keshav | Entrepreneurial Chef and Food Enthusiast

Being a chef doesn’t just mean cooking all the time. There a constant need to be creative and finding new ways to present your creations in ways that haven’t been done before. Also that chefs are always eating their own food! There are so many days where I look and think about food all day long that by the end of the day, I don’t feel like eating. Read more>>

Joaquin Vazquez | Nonprofit Executive Director

I work in the intersections of public policy, politics, and social justice nonprofits spaces, and what most outsiders probably would be most unaware of, especial for our marginalized BIPOC communities is that they can too run for office, work in government, and/or for social justice organizations to make a difference in their communities. It is important also to note that regardless of what your initial career path is, you can transition into these career spaces at any time. Read more>>

Joseph Mwansa | Entrepreneur & Photographer

So in this industry people are unaware that sacrifice is the key.You have to make sure that each and every day you to learn something new,and by sacrifice it could be time for example you to give it all your time to learn something new which others are not doing.so you have to sacrifice your or invest your time in what you are doing for perfection to out different from others. Read more>>