“Sometimes when you’ve caught your wave, it can feel like everyone wants a piece of the pie. I’ve totally overextended myself and allowed self care and other priorities in my life to fall secondary, trying to meet the demands of the everyday hustle."
Paige Travis, 26, ( @Paigeblkcreativ ) runs a public relations & creative media boutique called Butter & Honey Creative Solutions. Her boutique primarily focuses on people of color that need to get their message out. She works primarily with startups and non profits in the D.C. and New York areas.
“The name comes from a verse in the bible,” she says, “Isaiah 7:15, which talks about eating and dwelling in butter and honey once you are able to discern between good and evil, and have decided to do what’s right.”
Paige started her media career in TV newsrooms and corporate PR companies. While working in this particular environment she realized that a lot of business decisions, at the end of the day, were made based off of one of two things:
1) Money flow and
2) What would maintain the greatest appeal for society norms.
Or in other words, what SELLS. That often-meant that multicultural companies and organizations didn’t have the money or weight to play with the big boys in media. A.K.A….these organizations now have a lack of representation and a lack of an overall voice within news coverage, advertising, and creative spaces. Paige has done some pretty amazing things so far, but recently joining a political action committee focusing on educating black communities about criminal justice reform, and encouraging voter engagement in District Attorney races, for the midterm election has been one of her most prized accomplishments to date. Paige shares a little bit more on this subject:
“The campaign is called voting while black and we are endorsing candidates of color as well as women in key states this year. We are also training volunteers in Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Nevada to join the campaign trail with us. On August 7th, we unseated the DA that let Mike Brown ’s killer go without charges in Ferguson, Mo. So I’m thankful to be in this moment and apart of the project."
Fast Forward - Get Inspired
“Sometimes when you’ve caught your wave, it can feel like everyone wants a piece of the pie. I’ve totally overextended myself and allowed self care and other priorities in my life to fall secondary, trying to meet the demands of the everyday hustle. It’s something I’ve acknowledged and am in the process of learning how to re-prioritize. These opportunities feel purposeful so I try to remember that at the end of the day life is about purpose and love.”
“Trust yourself and lean on God’s direction to lead your walk. I was once told that Faith is my gift. Take some time to discover what your God given gift is and hustle to find ways to put that into action with as much passion and love as you can. Think outside of the box and treat yourself when you hit milestones along the way. Have some fun, life fles when you’re having fun.”