Updated: Sep 6
Level Up Atlanta hosted the first installment of Connecting the Dots, a conversation series designed to push and promote education within the creative community in Atlanta, featuring Malita The Mogul moderated by Ashley Vance.
photo by Elias Zamudio
photo by Elias Zamudio
We had the pleasure of capturing some of the highlights from the conversation as
Read below to check out some of the conversations best moments covering Malita's:
You’ve come a long way moving from Baltimore and attending Clark Atlanta. What has that journey been like to get to where you are today?
Malita: My journey has been a rollercoaster to be honest. Every day is not a good day, and every day isn’t a bad day, but every day is a day to change the way I think and change the way I move.
How have your different experiences shaped your career?
Malita: My experiences have defined me by just helping me to get to the next level and to keep pushing. At the end of the day, most people who have gone through what I’ve gone through have would have given up, and I haven’t.
Before starting out on your journey, did you ever pre-define what success could mean for you?
Malita: Yes, I thought success was money and cars, and just being popular in a sense. I feel like that’s what a lot of people chase, and then when you get all those things you realize that’s not what success is. Success is being able to bring up other people and help them accomplish their dreams, not just yours. It’s not about you.
photo by Dalena Nguyen
Did you ever find it necessary to play gatekeeper when it comes to your energy?
Malita: Yes, I cut people off all the time. No problem, Bye. We work in a stressful environment; everyone wants to be in the entertainment industry as we all know, so once you’re in it you’re trying to stay in it. So, therefore, you’re going to have people around you who just want to eat off of you, you’re going to have people around you who just want to gain popularity or whatever the case may be.
How have you managed to make sure everything and everyone around you is on the same accord?
Malita: I do that by paying my Netflix bill every month because it keeps me grounded. When I get angry I just go watch Netflix. But on a serious note, my friends and I have the deepest conversations, like the ones that make you want to cry.
Like I said, I believe in them as much as they believe in themselves, if not more, and I’m never going to let anyone around me fail. So yes, I kick them when they’re down a little bit but I’m also going to pick them back up.
photos by Dalena Nguyen