At 25,thisCameroonianengineertelecommunicationnetworks andis passionate aboutthe developmentof the Afrobeautyhair, and she doesknow.Throughhis blogand onhisYouTube channel–which has nearly12,000subscribers– itattracted manyyoungwomen looking forpractical, simple and practical answers. Myriam, better known by the nicknameMymouis the firstbloggerthatWomen inPluralchoseto highlight.
What isyour educational background?
I am a littlegeek: I holda BS degree, a diploma innetworking andtelecommunications andan engineeringdegreein the same field. I did allmy graduate studiesinParis.
Whyand how to havelaunched ablog and aYouTube channel?
I firstcreated ayoutube channelbecause ofthe enthusiasmarousedmyreturn to the naturallookwithmy familyand the issuesthat itgenerates. I had theidea of makingvideos to showthem mytricks andavoid having torepeat myself.
Regardingthe blog,since Iknow how to usea computer,I have always heldinone or more. I was interested inall platforms, with different topicsand usually noeditorial line.When I decidedto reallytake seriouslymyYouTube channel, there is ayear Iwanteda medium thatwould complement thevideoin terms oftext, butalsoimages.That iswhyI launched the“descotonettes Club”. It is a placewhere Ireposttheyoutubevideos,but not only.The articlesare enriched withimages,step by step,but alsounpublished articlesthat would have beensubjecttoo long or tooshort to beaddressed byvideo.
Who areyour blog andtutorials?
They appeal toall the girlywomen who wantto learn how todo her hair, find inspiration(or make-upmode),discover newbeauty, or to shop(thanks tosome goodweband physicaladdresses).
Keeping a blogandmaking videosyoushouldtake time.Do you have abusinessnext door,or youliveexclusivelyon yourblog?
I have afull time jobas a consultantin the fieldof computing.Yes, youtube and blogtakeme a lot oftime!But I lovewhat I doand in the endit’s all amatter of organization.
Who are the people, artists orpeople whoinspire you?
My auntis oneof the strongestwomenI know,thisis my role model. I tell myselfthat one dayI will belike her.Butto quotethe“personalities”, I’d say I lovethe looksofJanelleMonae, I fell in love withTarjiP.Henson,there areyears(sheis an engineer bytraining, by the way). Apart fromthat, I findmoreinspiration bylooking around me, young people who defendtheir plans andbeliefs.