Paula M: Founder & CEO

me

I’m Paula, I’m 24 years old and aside from my various side hustles, I’m a Senior Digital Marketing Executive at a European Media company.
#Issamovement was born, quite suddenly, out of my frustrations with the black community. Although things are changing, I feel that as a community we aren’t really striving to achieve our full potential. #Issamovement was created to show black people that we can be so much more than what we are making ourselves out to be. The aim is to change mindsets, create community and empower black people to truly be all that we can be. My goal for #Issamovement is to make it the place where every black person comes for inspiration, support, advice and so much more. As cliche as it may sound, I love seeing people achieve amazing things, especially black people and I want #Issamovement to not only be a platform that inspires people to achieve amazing things but to also be a foundation that sets black people up to do just that.
Likes: food, sleeping, gyming, chilling with my family, movies, working on my businesses, fun dates
Dislikes: Small talk, loud chewers, hot drink slurpers, negative people, awkward social gatherings
Hobbies: working out, Netflix series marathons, shopping, Mario Kart (preferably Wii)
Current favourite quote: “Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside” – because not enough people today are sweet on the inside.