Behind The Lens #110: Lifestyle Writer and Speaker Alexa Curtis

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Meet Alexa Curtis, the author of the blog, ‘Life Unfiltered‘ where she discusses topics that are meaningful towards teenagers and young adults who are finding their place in the world. Alexa helps them out by giving a voice to sensitive issues and sharing valuable insights. She has also worked with incredible brands such as British Airways and T-Mobile. Alexa has also spoken on numerous occasions at colleges and conferences. What’s more? She also runs a fantastic podcast called ‘This is Life Unfiltered by Alexa Curtis’ that everyone interested in social media and mental health should listen to. Read on to find out more about her excellent work and journey!

How did you come up with the idea for Life Unfiltered?

I started my blog back in 2011, and it initially started as a fashion blog when I was 12! The idea to switch the site to be about mental health/ social media happened in 2016 when I decided that I didn’t have a passion for fashion anymore. I had a passion for talking to young people about a variety of topics, and I knew I needed to pursue that conversation going forward.

What are the things that matter to you the most?

My friends truly matter to me so much. I wouldn’t be where I am without my small but mighty group of friends. My parents are a big part of my life, and I’d put my career at the top of the list! 

What does a typical day in your week look like?

Every single day is different. I’ve been working from home for the past four weeks, which has been unusual for me. Since I travel a lot, I have a typical day in many cities! In LA, my typical day would be waking up around 5 or 6 AM, going to the gym, coming back to my apartment to put on makeup and drink a protein shake, before heading into my WeWork office. Maybe I’m filming a podcast with a guest, prepping for the next Be Fearless Summit, or writing a blog post. If I’m in New York, my day starts with Blue Bottle coffee and a Balthazar croissant. Enough said!

Are there key people or books that have moulded you?

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight was a game-changer for me. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou taught me how NOT to do business, which I loved! Sara Blakely, G-Eazy, my dad, LIVELY founder and friend Michelle Grant, along with a plethora of other incredible people have inspired my journey.

How has your experience been in building your community online?

Since I started my blog so long ago, I was able to truly connect with a ton of people from this career, especially online. As my entrepreneurial journey grew, I began to meet more people IRL, but I still have so much love for the OG group of girls I connected with when I launched A Life in the Fashion Lane. 

Where do you see yourself in the future?

A book on bookstands, and with a network TV show! Everything I do now (fingers crossed) will lead to that or more.

We hope you enjoyed it and we thank Alexa Curtis for this interesting interview.

Find and Follow Alexa Curtis

Website: Lifestyle Unfiltered | Podcast: tilupodcast

Instagram: @alexa_curtis | @tilupodcast


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