Journey Series: Naomi
The Femme Oasis: How do you identify yourself (gender and gender performance)?
Naomi: I identity as a straight woman.
TFO: What is your current occupation?
N: I’m currently a junior in college.
TFO: What do you do as a hobby?
N: I make videos on youtube! I would love for it to become more than just a hobby one day.
TFO: What is your dream job?
N: I think my dream job would be being an influencer who can help people around the world.
TFO: What are the three major stressors in your life?
N: There are so many! School, worrying about the future, and probably trying to please everyone.
TFO: How do you cope with your stresses (if at all)?
N: I think I had to just come to terms with it being okay to take a break and worry about myself sometimes. I used to not do that and my life has improved so much since I’ve started.
TFO: Do you have goals you set for your life overall?
N: Yes absolutely! I want my Youtube channel to grow. I also would love to get a book published someday.
TFO: What is your process in achieving these goals?
N: I just keep doing what I love. I’m making videos and I am growing.
TFO: What is your daily mantra (if you have one)?
N: I don’t know if I would consider this a mantra but I always remind myself to not overdo it. I am a chronic workaholic and sometimes I try to do too much in one day.
TFO: Are you happy where you are in life?
N: Not completely, but I don’t think I’m dissatisfied either.
TFO: If not, would you say you’re unhappy, or just not completely satisfied because you want better/more?
N: Right, I think I want better. I think I’m at that stage where I’m over this gross dating culture we have. I would love to be in a relationship. I also want my Youtube channel to take off.
TFO: Are you on a path you feel is right for you?
N: Yes, I definitely believe so.
TFO: Do you feel confused or pressure to figure out if you are on the right path?
N: No, not really. Right now I’m only 20 so I feel like I have some more time before there’s any pressure. I also believe that life is always a mystery no matter how old you are. I don’t know if anyone should ever feel too much pressure.
TFO: What are some pressures of society you wish didn’t exist?
N: We shouldn’t have to try to be perfect. We shouldn’t have to feel as if we need to have all the answers.
TFO: What would be one thing you don’t have but you want at this very moment (it can be tangible or intangible)?
N: I would love to have a plane ticket to somewhere in Europe. I love traveling and I would love to get away from this cold NYC air.
TFO: What do you do for self-care (if anything)?
N: I work out at least one day every week. That has done wonders for my energy levels and just overall body.
TFO: What is something you do well that you can offer society?
N: I can entertain people and make them laugh!
TFO: Do you have goods or services you want to sell or promote to your fellow femmes and women?
N: No, but I would love it if you ladies checked out my Youtube channel! My channel is my name - Naomi Charles!
TFO: Where can we find you (social media, email, organization etc.)?
N: Youtube: Naomi Charles, Instagram: Naomi_Charles, Twitter: @naomicherrise