Welcome to the Blogger Spotlight: 10 Questions with Gloria Edukere!
Our blogger of the month is Gloria Edukere!
Gloria Edukere is a creative who is passionate about engaging in sustainable social impact projects. She is a Communications and Advocacy strategist, and an enabler with a drive for personal development.
She works at Africa Practice in the Public Relations and Advocacy practice area and is also a creative director for Cocoa Series Magazine – a passion project sharing inspiring lifestyle stories for impact.
Q. What is one productivity app, gadget, or tool you use consistently?
That will be Google suite. I can access my stuff anywhere, anytime. From my contacts to my notes, chats, mail, documents, etc.
Q. How do you practice self-care in your life?
Through different ways. Skincare, cooking, soaking up in the water, pouring me some wine, Netflixing and chilling, taking myself out on dates. To be honest, I don’t have a routine, I’m flexible to trying out different things from skincare to mental health and financial care.
Q. What is one pet peeve of yours?
Bad customer service. I won’t hesitate to walk out or address the situation because I worked in customer service and on some days, I had to wear a smile and do things- even when the customer was never right. You just have to be kind to people because you never can tell where you’d meet them again.
Q. What is one thing you love about yourself?
I’m fluid, versatile and I love the ability to switch things up depending on the situation. You can’t predict me sometimes.
Q. What is one thing that makes you laugh hard?
Good times, good people, and great memories. Sometimes, I remember events in my head and just start laughing out loud. When I’m with my family and friends, there’s no holding back, but I do have good laughter alone when seeing a movie, viewing memes, skits, or reading something I wrote a long time ago.
Q. What is one thing about you most people don’t know?
As easy as it is for me to love, play and be generous because I have a large heart when I’m triggered, I back off, shut down, and switch up that easily too. Those who know me better say I’m bi-polar, but I think it’s a blessing.
Q. What is one cause or initiative you believe in and support?
Women’s development and personal growth. I believe as women, we can be anything, achieve lots and keep becoming a better version of ourselves if we’re willing to put in twice the work and the effort.
Q. What is one way you practice kindness to women in your life?
By sharing. I’d share my thoughts, love, ideas, time, resources, space, clothes, fix you a warm glass of milk, cook something tasty, buy stuff, give what I can -even when I don’t have sometimes, I’d go the extra mile for the next woman in my life, but I won’t share my man.
Q. What is one personal or professional development resource (book, podcast, course, video, song) you recommend?
Only a Woman by Terri McFaddin. I’ve read it over and again. Each time, it hits differently. More like I’m directly tuned to God’s frequency while at it.
Q. What is one of your favorite mantras or quotes?
Do you! Ain’t nobody got time to be a fake. In a world where you can be anything, dare to be different. An original!