Let me start this by saying , I had no idea what to write for my commencement post. I am very nervous . I decided on a topic that would get a lot of attention and a lot of views on Today.com Parenting Community .I selected to talk about my views on the entertainment industry and how my views were changed by an adorable seven year old model , River Mason Eromosele.
I have always been against children being young models , actors , dancers , etc . I was completely biased with putting your kid in the entertainment industry. DO NOT DO IT!!! Why do I say that you ask? What the is the reasoning ? I use to be an actress as a child. I know the endless nights and the excruciating hours that come with being associated with the fashion and or entertainment industry. I worked on several sets for commercials and print campaigns. They weren't fun to me. I just chucked it up to the theory that everyone does have a different path to travel in life.
Nowadays, I am a author and writer for several well-known websites. I am 34 years old and I live in Kansas. I published my first book last year ( no promotion this isn't the marketplace) . After transitioning from my big move from California I decided to settle down and have a family. I have two twin boys , Isaiah and Mark with my lovely husband , Michael . I live a complete diverse and calm lifestyle from when I was an actress. Up until recently I was immensely vocal about not putting your kid in the entertainment industry . Mostly to me friends, co-workers , and a couple of mommy blogging groups I'm in on Facebook . Just based From my personal experience , it's just not fun for children.
Honestly , the entertainment industry has changed. Especially with this "digital-boom" occurring.With change comes different views as anything else in life . Nonetheless , as I was browsing through Instagram I came across this amazing page of this young boy named, River Mason Eromosele and let me say my perception of the industry has changed .
Rivers career started through his mom who is a famous wardrobe stylist . I have followed Pilar Scratch via Instagram and I adore her. But this little boy has so much fun on said he's so well-rounded that I can't do anything but respect the way he is being raised. Seemingly , he's the most well-rounded boy and vastly fashionable . He's not a "brat " or has no sense of "humility" . As I have seen in so many industry affiliates .
River Mason Eromosele , Public Figure
Now he's walking for Paris fashion week. I think it's amazing. He's seven he has his own book series, a professional model and a TV personality. This made me change my mind. I am now getting my own kids into modeling as I reached out to Rivers mother , Pilar Scratch for advice.
This is why I just decided to share my thoughts on Today Parenting community of how I was inspired by a mini Mogul because I feel as though children aren't appreciated for their talents. The entertainment or fashion industry does give them a platform to highlight their diverse skills as children. What could be more creative then to be able to inspire at a young age ? I am completely inspired by a seven year old. He has fun , he enjoys his craft and he's full of life.
I just had to share this. From my experience in the entertainment industry I thought all experience were comparable. I see in different movements the alterations in the entertainment industry. I do acknowledge the positive aspects and that not all people turn into arrogant brats . As well, I see how much it has changed and this little boy gave me so much hope so I want to see use my new platform to share my new outlook.
How do you guys feel ? Would you consider your child getting into the fashion or entertainment industry?
Thank you guys for reading!