25-year-old model, Jasmine Sanders who is best known by her Instagram handle @GoldenBarbie, has a knack for attracting followers. “I realized people were watching my feed when my photos started making it to the popular page,” said Sanders, who now has 2.1 million followers-and-counting on Instagram. “That’s how I knew I could use Instagram as a platform to share my voice and the things I believe in.”
Amanda Steele started making YouTube videos when she was just ten years old, and now she's been embraced by the fashion and beauty industries. “I have always wanted to be a fashion designer, so I started looking up videos online about clothing brands and how to make clothes,” she said.
Kimberly Drew is the social media manager for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, but also runs the highly popular Tumblr site Black Contemporary Art and her personal Instagram account with over 100,000 followers, @museummammy. To be clear, her following isn’t just digital—Drew has frequently been named as one of the rising power players in the art world (and her enviable personal style has helped her in the fashion world, as well).