She's Black Girl Fly: Akisha Lockhart
AKISHA LOCKHART: Hi! My name is Akisha Lockhart and I'm a journalist from St.Louis, MO.
BGFM: What inspired you to start your platform, All I Need Is One Mic (AINIOM)?
AL: I created www.allineedisonemic.com because I needed a platform to hone my journalism skills and I wanted to give other people an outlet to showcase their dreams.
BGFM: Why did you create “She’s Got a Show”?
AL: I created "She's Gotta Show" because I always wanted to have my own talk show. I believe both women and men should create opportunities for themselves insisted of waiting for someone else to do it.
BGFM: What has been your most memorable interview so far?
AL: My most memorable interview so far has to be the first I did with Chase Adams here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvETznHdcE. Chase is a basketball YouTube sensation, and the first time I interviewed him is 9 years old I believe. The reason why I would say it's the most memorable is because he's the youngest person I've ever interviewed and he is so intelligent. Chase and his family are wonderful people!
BGFM: Who is the one person you dream about interviewing (deceased or living)?
AL: Wow, that's a great question! There are so many people, but the person that sticks out the most is Amy Winehouse.
BGFM: What are your thoughts on present representation of women in media? Black women?
AL: I would like to see more positive representations of black women in the media. One of the reasons I LOVE "Black Girl Fly Magazine" is because you and your team do a great job of showing us how beautiful black women, men and children are.
BGFM: Many women want to get into broadcast journalism and media, what advice would you give those wanting to be where you are?
AL: For anyone out there that wants to pursue a career in journalism my best advice would be to do your homework. Study the greats. If you can shadow and or do an informational interview with a journalist do it! Internships have really helped me to learn first hand what the industry was about. A lot of time people don't want to volunteer or work for free, and I would say that's the wrong attitude to have when you're first starting out. Knowledge is not only powerful it's also priceless.
BGFM: Your blog has a style corner entitled “Dress Code”-- what is your go to/daily dress code?
AL: Chiquita Carey is the mastermind behind the blog "Dress Code" http://www.allineedisonemic.com/dress-code/. She does such a great job of educating our followers on fashion and style. I really don't have a daily dress code. The most important thing to me is that I'm dressed for the occasion.
BGFM: Who are some of your greatest inspirations?
AL: My greatest inspirations are my parents and sisters.
BGFM: What’s coming up next for you?
AL: I'm very happy to say the second season of my internet talk show "She's Gotta Show" starts Monday April 27th. You can check out season one here http://www.allineedisonemic.com/she-s-gotta-show/. I also have a few other very excited projects that are in the works that I'll be announcing on social media & my website as they get closer.
BGFM: Where can our readers connect with you?
BGFM: Why are Black Girls fly?
AL:Black girls are fly because we make our own rules!
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