During my internship At Phillybass’d I met someone who inspired me to work hard and do whatever I needed in order to reach my goals, no matter what obstacles I may face. The Social Media Coordinator for my internship has a similar upbringing that I have had. We both come from poverty- stricken inner cities where most people depend on welfare to survive. As we began to work together to come up with ideas for the internship we learned that our backgrounds are similar and that we both want to make a difference in our lives so that we can give hope to others in our communities. He has his own business as well as working for my Internship. He has lived by the word “grind”, when an individual pushes his/herself to attain a goal. This has now become a part of my vocabulary in order to push myself even when I feel like giving up. There are not a lot of African-American women in advertising and even less within art direction. Being around him and learning how he has overcome so many obstacles that black males face in this world has given me that extra push to open doors within the creative world for poor African-American girls who don’t have a role model to look up to. I feel like I’m not only pursuing my career for myself but also for all the people I grew up with and all the children who don’t think they will be able to be successful because they don’t have money. The most important thing I received from this internship other than creative experience is the idea that you can come from nothing and become something if you work hard and “grind”.