Today we’d like to introduce you to Mahogany Fisher.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mahogany. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My career as an Educator began in 2009! Believe it or not, my first major in college was Biology, but I changed it to Early Childhood Education before my sophomore year. I had a great professor who helped me realize that there were multiple ways to make a difference in children’s lives other than being a doctor! Also, during my college years, I became obsessed with fashion, makeup, and hair as well. I would be the go-to person for outfits, hair, and makeup for my friends! Those interests followed me into my career as an educator! My teacher friends would also always ask me where I got certain outfits from or where to get a quality weave. I first thought about going back to school to study skincare and makeup because out of all my beauty passions makeup was the greatest one. While applying and talking to different schools, I started asking myself if I wanted to actually be hands-on or just give advice, suggestions, tips, and tricks on makeup. I decided that I was more comfortable with talking about makeup wether than actually doing it on strangers. That’s how the “Miss Education of Mahogany Nicole” blog and T.A.G. Society (Talented and Glamorous) idea came about. As my vision for my blog evolved I begin to see that it would be more than just beauty tips. I saw that my blog had the potential to be a platform where African American female educators could go to find tips on self-care, maintaining a balance inside and out of the classroom, money habits/moves, style, health, and of course, makeup!
Has it been a smooth road?
The road to starting my blog has been anything but smooth. I had so many struggles with getting my site developed. I think I went through two website designers before I found one that saw my vision as I did for my blog. During the process of writing and preparing for my blog release, my principal at the time died during our Fall break. At that moment, my whole life changed, and I wasn’t motivated to do anything. I took a break from writing and creating to focus on getting myself back to normal. I also had to overcome my fear of failing. With the support and prayers of my family and friends, I was able to get past all those obstacles, and get to a place where I wanted to make my dreams a reality again! My advice to young women in this journal is to just do it! Take the risk because if the vision is not just self servant and it can possibly make a difference in other’s lives, you know it’s a vision from God! Don’t hide what you have to offer the world because of others and fear. Continuously pray that God surrounds you with people that are for you and your vision. Also, know your strengths and weaknesses. Where you are weak, seek help from people that are experts in that area! Hire a business coach/manager to help guide you through the process as well.
Please tell us more about what you do, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
To know me is to know that I am a Georgia certified educator. I am going into my 11th year in this profession. My time as an educator has been filled with ups and downs. I have made differences in a lot of students’ lives, but all of them have made a difference in mine. Even the ones whose daily job was to torture and push Ms. Fisher to the limit!
As much as I love what I do, my passion for the classroom has been fading, and my passion for makeup, fashion, traveling, finances, and just finding my peace outside the school building has been rising. Over the last few years, I have been finding myself focusing more of my wellbeing because I have realized that in order to daily fill students’ buckets as an educator, I have to have a full bucket and one on standby just to get through one day, let alone five days. I am not just an educator, I am a daughter, sister, friend, aunt, and entrepreneurs, and the list goes on. The bucket that I carry on the inside has to last through all those titles as well. To me, educators are the hardest working people on the earth because we constantly are giving and never really looking for anything in return except for our students to realizing their full potential before leaving out of the classroom every year.
My proudest moment so far as a blogger/influencer is publishing my blog writings on my website. The idea of creating a space where my educator friends can go to and read stories on how another fellow educator is balancing life in and out the classroom, and realizing that as educators, we focus so much on other’s needs, we forget about our own professional and personal needs makes me happy! I feel like that if one teacher reads my blog and apply one tip of self-care or beauty tip to their life and feels a sense of peace in their spirit, I feel like I have made a difference in a life!
I think my blog is different because even though my main audience is African American female educators, any female that has had a stressful day at work can relate to my stories. The purpose of “The Miss Education of Mahogany Nicole” blog is to provide my fellow sister educators with resources and ways to refill their bucket every day! When reading this blog, I want my teacher friends to be able to drop their last name for a moment and realize that their inner peace and voice matters! I hope that my advice on how to relax after a stressful testing day, plan a staycation for just you and your homegirls for a weekend, or even how to turn that Friday school outfit into a happy hour fit brings some joy and self-care gems to live by while in and out the classroom! Because remember, ”An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the FUEL that allows your LIGHT to SHINE BRIGHTLY!”
What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
I would say the most important piece of advice for a young woman starting a new career is to know her value, strengths, and weaknesses. If she knows those three aspects, she knows how to confidently advocate for herself as well as voice her opinions, when lost, don’t feel ashamed to ask for help and know when she should take the lead on projects at work.
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