Desmond Brown Jr., HAILING FROM CHARLESTON, SC, IS a rising senior at Coastal Carolina University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies WITH A focus on the fields of Psychology and Entrepreneurship.
“Encouraging the elevation of individual purpose and success.” - 1so Brand Motto
What are you passionate about and at what point/incident in your life did you recognize this passion is the key to your true path?
"I am a passionate about many things but the one that stands out more than others would be having a positive impact on others creating a platform to where others can freely express themselves. The motto of my brand is ‘Encouraging the elevation of individual purpose and success.’ I believe everyone on this Earth is more than capable of chasing their dreams and reaching the goal they set out for themselves. I want everyone to reach their full potential and I set the example by encouraging them to do so."
How do you use your passion to illuminate change in the world?
"I use my passion to illuminate the world by changing the narrative. As a young African American male there are many stereotypes and odds placed against us. We’re constantly challenged by society to “break the norm” meaning prison or death of early age. I want to show not only African American makes but anyone who feels they are behind the bar that they have they control their own Destiny. If you put in the work, take the correct steps, and continue to learn while doing so the heights you can reach are limitless. The most successful figures had dreams that were labeled “crazy” and “impossible” until they made them happen. We all have the power to do the same."
If you could leave one lasting impression on others what would it be and why?
"I would leave the impression of resilience and humanity. The process of understanding there are many obstacles you just overcome to get where you want to be life; nothing comes easy. Anything worth having is worth fighting for. Also, being humanistic and helping others in need. Never forget there are those who are in need of help and are less fortunate than many of us. Some people are given less cards and make the most out of their hands. You never know what type of impact you have on those who need help and those you don’t even realize that are watching you along your journey."