In her own words: “My story is different from other stories because I didn’t grow up with summer homes and overpriced cars. I attended public school, and never fit in. After being bullied and struggling with constant insecurities and confidence issues, I decided to begin A Life in the Fashion Lane, in the hopes of being able to inspire one or two other girls across the country to follow their dreams.
I never anticipated being able to reach thousands. I’m happy to say that hard work pays off. I get to travel the world and discuss fashion, and continue to inspire more young adults to follow their dreams, regardless of where they grew up. 5 years ago, I never anticipated becoming an influencer as a tiny kid writing from her bedroom.
I invite you to come along for a fashionably fierce and insane ride.”
Curtis was inspired to start MINT (Media Impact and Navigation for Teens) after speaking on a panel about social media and mental health at Talkspace Clinical Conference in April.”After the panel, I realized that there is a small amount of people discussing topics like social media and mental health openly, without feeling ashamed. The stats of teens committing suicide raises daily and if I can somewhat make an impact on reducing that rate, I feel like I’m seriously changing the world.”
Curtis speaks on revamping the DARE system so that young adults can speak on the taboo issues that confront them… issues ranging from cutting, to confidence, to eating disorders.