Owning It with Patria Alexander
In this episode, I’m joined in conversation by Patria Alexander - aa self-taught award winning portrait photographer, based in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. Her business, Patria Alexander Photography, specializes in Personal Branding and Visual Content Creation specifically for high level women entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
Patria and I talk about how living through two back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes in 2017 spurred a major career shift for her - from Nursing to photography and personal branding, as well the fact that it took her two years to start owning the title of photographer. We also touch on influence of culture on how people show up and want to be seen (or not) and the link between boudoir photography and reclaiming our feminine power.
One of the things you’ll hear us discuss is how Patria believes that having photos you are proud of can be a catalyst in your career & business, and can inspire you to create and put yourself out there more. Patria believes that everyone is born with an abundance of creativity and should tap into it.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Pussy: A Reclamation - Regena Thomashauer provides a pathway for women to step out of victimhood and into our inherent radiance.
Unapologetically Ambitious - Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO.