GIRL with an ISM
Learn about the Heidiisms that put this Social Media Influencer on the MAP
1) Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about yourself and how you became a social influencer!
Hi Loves! I’m Heidi of Heidiisms!! I run a blog & social media about believing in all the quirky, amazing “isms” that make up a person. In the “isms” world, there is no judgement, mistakes are encouraged as long as you learn from them, we work hard, laugh harder and support one another at all costs.
I got into social media late 2016- early 2017. I started a blog called LoveLustLA about all the things you Love and Lust over in the city of Los Angeles. Being newer to LA, it was a way to explore, meet some amazing people and share all the fun things to do in the city with my community!! As I grew with LoveLustLA, I also continued spreading Love & Positivity on my personal page which grew into @Heidiisms !!
2) Where are you located and where are you originally from?
I am originally from New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston. I did a slow escape from the cold winters, moving first to the DC Area, then to San Francisco and found my home in the beautifully sunny Los Angeles!!
I have a background in the tech start up space, working & owning my own companies, but I really found my passion in the arts. Photography & creating has always been something that spoke to me. When going to college, I remember someone asking me why I wasn’t studying in the arts & photography and I said, “I didn’t want to turn my passion into work.” Boy, was I wrong. Turning my passions into my daily gift (and I call it a gift because I am so grateful to be able to wake up and create daily) has been the most rewarding career I could have ever asked for.
If you’re in school now and you have a passion, my #HeidiismsTip is to go after it with the burning passion of a thousand flames. Don’t let the fear of not being good enough at something you love to do stop you. You got this!!
3) Top fashion influences?
Sorry, I’m going to do Influencers- My favorite influencers because I feel everyone has fashion, travel, lifestyle & more wrapped into them and I don’t like labels 🤣. I am going to start by saying- I love social media!! I will be the first, second, third or one hundredth, to say it. I get to meet so many people from all over the world and build a community that’s ours. Okay, yes, back to the question at hand, haha, some of my favorite influencers are:
@OfficiallyQuigley Her Love for what she does shines through the screen and dances around you. Reading her words and seeing her images put a giant smile on my face!!
@TheLACouple These two love birds make living in LA sooo amazing!! They love what they do, each other and our city, in the most beautifully creative way. Also their stories are off the charts fun, so definitely go check them out and all the fun ideas of things to do in LA!!
@JasmineDustin Jasmine is one of my nearest and dearest friends from our days back in NH. Jasmine was the one who showed me there could be a career in doing what you love. Jasmine’s photography, set design, creativeness and impeccable taste for fashion are just a few of the things that draw me to her. She is an amazing stylist, decorator and person & it shows through her work. I love you girl, thank you so much for paving the way and showing me how happy you can be by chasing your dreams!!
I could go on all day here!! I feel there are so many amazing, inspirational influencers out there!!
4) Goals for 2019 and beyond?
I always love to say dream big, so I have a lot of goals. Let’s see where to start! I want to continue growing our amazing community & bring more back to our community. I have been playing with going live and really want to expand on this, to bring on a different inspirational person or business each week so you can hear their stories, triumphs and the road blocks they had to overcome. I have so much more too, so stay tuned #ismsbabes it’s going to be a great year!!
5) What have been your specific challenges in building your ISMS brand? What have been the greatest achievements so far?
Starting from scratch with LoveLustLA & Heidiisms, there were so many challenges. I really like to say starting out you’re like a toddler, you will stumble and fall a lot, make a lot of mistakes, but you have to keep getting back up. I also use the two year rule. It takes about two years, just like in the business world, with a new start up of working full time at it to be successful at it. Okay, side-tracked again, biggest challenge I would say, is figuring out the basics of getting on a schedule and how to plan out posting, collaborations, working with businesses and individuals. My advice is be very clear in the beginning, ask a ton of questions and don’t be afraid to make mistakes- it’s how we learn as humans!!
My greatest achievement, is and will always be, when someone from my community reaches out and says something inspired, helped or got them through a rough patch. My community will always be what drives me
6) Where can our readers catch up with you out there soon?
I have a next section in my bio with my next event I’m going to and I’m looking to start building an events calendar of Heidiisms fun ideas list so I can showcase events I love, will be at and would love to meet others at!!
7) Please answer the following... "If my fans really knew me, they would know that... "
I’m a giant kid! I really am though, haha. I’m silly, a wildly free spirit and I truly love this world. I guess you can say I’m a Toys R US kid. For those of you that didn’t grow up with Toys R US, the theme song was, “I don’t wanna grow up, cause maybe if I did I couldn’t be a Toys R US kid!” 🤣
8) Please list your social media links so our readers can follow you everywhere!
Thank you so much Loves for taking the time to read this, hope you have a wonderful day and remember to always believe in your #isms !!