Having a Loud Vision with Zaakirah Muhammad

With the world on pause, having the ability to be seen and heard can seem like a difficult task Well, difficult until you look at it from a different angle. It’s time to see things with a different lens so that you are able to maximize this opportunity.

Creating a loud vision has taken on a more familiar look in 2020. Imagine we have all been taken back to a simpler time of fresh baked goods and Tupperware parties. (Okay, maybe not that far back) People are taking this time to go after what is near and dear to their hearts. They are homeschooling and finding a new joy of being around their children. It all leads to a new way of life. Being loud about the people and moments that matter most.


(Check out the original episode on The #SpeakEasy Podcast)

Zaakirah Muhammad knows all too well what it means to have a loud vision. In today’s episode, she dropped gems for anyone is ready to create a loud vision.

1. Write the Vision
2. Get sources of inspiration
3. Execution

This is a great time to tap into our own creativity or call up that good friend who has always had a creative mind. Try out the recipe, build a better version or recreate the joyous moments. Zaakirah’s love of photography stems from a photo her mother took being how she was ultimately diagnosed with cancer. It shows the significant value our pivotal moments have within our lives.

Zaakirah also dropped a few gems for the authors about the editing process.

~ Appreciate that you have the opportunity and ability to get your story out to the world
~ Don’t be discouraged by the number of errors in your book because the story will make an impact
~ Value and use your team because you can’t do it all on your own

Zaakirah Muhammad is a Brand Cultivating Strategist, professional photographer and digital marketer. She helps small businesses to make your social media pages look good and advise you on the best social media tactics for growing and being consistent with your brand on social media. At 6 months old, a Camera Saved Her Life. At 9 months old, she was taken into surgery to have her right eye removed due to a rare childhood eye cancer tumor that was detected by a photo her mom took. Her hearing slowly began to decline as she got older, but her other three senses kicked in and are functioning well.

At age five her mom gifted her with her first camera. She received her first digital camera in middle school. By the time she attended technical high school, she studied commercial photography. She never strayed too far from her purpose in life. Later on, she moved to Washington D.C. to expand her education in professional photography and videography. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband.

She has traveled to 10 countries so far. She took her professional camera on most of her out of country travels but Ghana, West Africa was the first time that others viewed her work as if they were on the trip and have traveled with her, due to the way she beautifully captures sceneries and personalities. She loves capturing the essence of humanity. As a people person and an empath, she wants her legacy to include the fact that she was able to see the good in you, help you live your best life, which inspired you to step outside of your comfort zone. Her memoir is called Seeing Life Through a Different Lens.

Social Media Handles (LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
@illuminousone everywhere except LinkedIn @zaakirahdemba

(Check out the original episode on The #SpeakEasy Podcast)


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Queen says:

    Thank you for sharing! A loud vision paved my path after graduating high school and immigrating here many years ago. The cancer education path is long, but one filled with great satisfaction. Keep up the great work. Life is beautiful and God is awesome. Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes indeed! Congrats. Congrats on your journey in cancer education! I would love to share your story here on the #OurVoiceMatters Blog.


  2. Queen says:

    Thank you. Lets connect!

    Liked by 1 person

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