Greetings and humble salutations! I am Zhaina Bryant, a 22-year-old queen hailing from the tantalizing city of St. Petersburg, Florida. I am a 4th-year respiratory therapy student at the luxurious Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. I know you’re wondering why someone that takes such interest in healthcare would become a blogger. Trust me, just a month or two ago I didn’t know I’d be a blogger either. It wasn’t until the death of my grandmother, where I found myself in a hole. An eerily dark place. A place of depression that I strangely found comfort in. In this dark place, my heart was heavy, spirits were low and feelings were nonexistent. Although I had the most supportive family and friends that one could ask for, I felt alone. In the midst of losing myself, I began to write. What I wrote had no title, no structure, and no meaning. It was simply a diary full of chicken scratch.

After walking with my head down for months, I finally decided to adjust my crown. I knew I had to #GloUp to fully elevate myself from the state of depression that had become my new normal. I began to ponder, and I thought… why not turn my diary into something virtual? Why not share with the world who I was and who I desire to be? What better way to do so than blogging? Sharing my feelings and thoughts on different things may touch the soul of an individual battling with the very same issues. This blog will contain various topics that will empower and lift the spirits of young women all over the world.

This blog is a stepping stone for me, as I have big plans for the future. I’m looking to go from blogging to a world-changing movement. My ultimate goal is to encourage women to bounce back, and #GloUp from whatever it may be that took them out of the game. It’s never too late to lift your head and adjust your crown, love. You are a queen and, despite the obstacles that have taken you on a detour from your road to success, always remember that: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper. And every tongue which rises against you in judgment, You shall condemn.”– Isaiah 54:17