Denitra Michelle is all about Self Love & Mindset. She’s a blogger, influencer, and with a genuine love for women and children, she’s also a content creator sharing her message of self-love. With a community of women, she launched The Self Love Experience on Facebook, so women on a similar journey could come together in one place. Her blog at ItsDenitraMichelle.com features a vast array of topics covering motivation, inspiration, self-love, and fitness.
We’d love to get to know you better. Can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Denitra and I specialize in motivating and influencing women and children, helping them find love within themselves. I’m also a content creator and blogger. I was at a point in my life where I had ZERO self-love. I felt negative, suicidal, and depressed. After two years of digging deep, I discovered love was there all along. My journey made me want to reach out to other women to help them find self-love, too. I reach people via social media platforms, along with my blog. You’ll find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok where I share my story and feature other women’s’ stories.
Tell us about your community, The Self Love Experience, and your brand in general. What was it that started the idea, and how did you decide to grow it?
The Self Love Experience started with my Self Love Journey. As mentioned, I spent a solid 2 years actively working on my self-image, self-worth, mindset, and daily routines. When I finally got to a point where I had a solid foundation, I decided to help other women achieve the level of Self Love that I now possess.
The idea behind my brand is to coach women through motivation using my blog, DeniTV (my IGTV series), and my Instagram posts. My Facebook Community combines mindset work, self-love challenges, gratitude exercises, as well as forming lasting friendships. In the fall of 2020, I will be launching my Self Love Journal via my ETSY Shop which will be the start of many self-love tools for my girls.
What do you want other women to know about your experience?
Everyone can have their own Self Love Experience. Love is not hard to attain, and you’re not going to find it in other people. Learning to love yourself is one of the most liberating things you could ever do. In a way, you’re taking your power back. Once you get to a place where you already love yourself you will never SEEK or NEED it from anyone else.
I had to put in a lot of work to get to where I am today. From listening to motivational podcasts, attending conferences, going to therapy, reciting affirmations, expressing gratitude and so much more. Like learning anything new, it is going to take time, so be patient with yourself.
What challenges did you face while building your brand?
Getting started. I started to work on TSLE 2 years ago, but because I didn’t have faith in myself, I gave up. I went on to start and stop my brand several times, all with no avail. Then came quarantine. For some reason, that gave me an odd motivation to quit my 9–5 and finally pursue my dreams full time. I’m now 3 months in and I’m so happy that I went for it.
Where do you see the future of your business heading? What are your ideas to take it to the next level?
There is so much in store for my brand. I’m in the process of dropping my journals and journal kits. I’ll eventually expand my line. I’m also working on expanding self-love coaching to work with kids. I’d love to guest star on podcasts and book speaking engagements.
Do you have a message for those trying to start a business?
If you want to start your brand you have to be willing to put in the work. Building something from the ground up takes time, consistency, and hard work. Don’t be afraid to invest in yourself. Take classes to learn new skills that will help you on your new journey. Most importantly, Don’t forget to have fun!
Where to find Denitra online:
Website: Its Denitra Michelle
Facebook Group: The Self Love Experience
Etsy Shop: The Self Love Experience