Writing comes from sweet spirits of the heart and teen blogger Cheyenne Jackson lets her soul flow with each piece she shares. Hailing from Ohio, the 18 year old pours herself into her blog called Vintage Ghosts. She uses this honest platform to be vulnerable and genuine which encourages her readers to do the same. She shares her passion of cooking, activism, art, personal updates, reviews, beauty diy’s and much more. The sincerity of her blog is that she takes you on an honest journey of ups and downs as she navigates this thing called life with a curious appetite.
This young activist is unapologetic and stands for change! She is a huge supporter of #BlackLivesMatter, the LGBT community, and Color Of Change.
Cheyenne launched the Ghost Movement for anyone that has ever felt invisible or left unheard. This movement is for the people that have ever felt silenced for sharing their opinions. And to speak up about social injustices they feel that needs to be said or heard including slut-shaming, racism, bullying, homophobia, and mental illness. This movement is for those to influence change one step at a time and not feel alone.
This beautiful + brilliant blogger plans to use her art skills after High School in the study of Culinary in New York or France.
Let’s get to know Cheyenne a little better!
You’re a fly teen blogger covering all topics from tasty treats to beauty goodies to personal struggles. What made you want dive into blogging?
Thank you! I dove into blogging to express myself. I’m multi-talented so I was like why not showcase my talents and connect with other people that liked the same thing as me? I wanted to create a blog that not only covered food and beauty. But my life, sharing my journey with others. Covering a wide range of topics some teens would be uncomfortable to talk about. My goal was to make a blog for people like me feel free to visit and know there are others that can connect.
Blogging is a great outlet to share your journey, how does your site allow you to express yourself and your dreams?
Blogging has allowed me to share and express myself in many ways. On Vintage Ghosts I focus on being as open and honest as possible with my readers. It allows me to share my journey through life, whether they may be good times or bad. But it allows me to share my creativity with them and my dreams I hope to make happen someday.
You describe yourself as an introverted teen! It’s awesome that you’re discovering key personality traits about yourself already! How do you recharge as an introvert and do you get pressure from your peers to be more extroverted?
Thank you! I think having a good amount of alone time works for me. I love my friends and enjoy being around them, but I also need down time. Most of my friends are extroverted. So a great thing about our friendship is we both respect each other’s personalities. We don’t pressure each other to be a certain way. I believe that’s one of the great things about having friends that are extroverted. Although you may be different in ways you still respect each other’s differences and characteristics.
Being young and having responsibilities can sometimes get to be a bit overwhelming, how do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling a little defeated?
I try to remind myself no matter how hard things get I’m not alone. And that’s something I try to share with my readers as well. We all feel defeated at times but we’ll move pass it eventually, and become better and stronger. I also try to remember how far I’ve come and how much more I can not only bring others, but to the world.
We tend to pull characteristics from others in our lives or from people we admire, who inspires you and why?
I tend to get inspiration from everyone. There’s something from each person that inspires me differently. I’m a very diverse and open person. My inspirations can come from many people for many different reasons. From my art to my activism, to my writing, to my cooking.
We are all about empowerment, what does EMPOWERMENT mean to you?
Empowerment means to me reminding people that no matter what obstacles we may face in life, we can do almost anything. It begins in believing and empowering yourself to know you can go after any dream, or achieve any goal.
Time for faves! Celeb Crush? Artist? Food? Movie?
My celebrity crush would have to be Jaden Smith. I love his music and his artistry. I enjoy many artists and their creativity, so I don’t think I can say I have a fave. I love sweets so I definitely have to say ice cream is my favorite food. As for my favorite movie; The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It helped me so much during my earlier stages as a teen, while I was still figuring myself out.
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