Lipstick Ready highlights Alexia Royal for the “Girls with Gloss” series.
Written by: Arian Augustus
Alexia McKay is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Tampa based digital publication, RoyalTee Magazine. Royaltee Magazine features millennials and minority women who are making strides in business, arts and humanitarian work through entrepreneurship.
Read on to learn how this Girl with Gloss brings the big picture into focus for girls of all ages.
What are some of your biggest accomplishments so far in your career? (Albums, Books, Sponsorships etc.)
We hosted A Queen’s Luncheon in 2017. And this year we hosted our first A Day of RoyalTee Teen Workshop in March and covered the BET Experience 2018.
Has it been a smooth journey getting into your industry? If not, what obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them?
Entrepreneurship is anything BUT easy. My journey has truly been a test of faith and believing in myself. It’s also been a journey of enlightenment and trial and error.
What is the biggest misconception about your line of work?
I’m a journalist so people just think I eat and breathe news. Nooooooo!
How old were you when you discovered your gift? When did you get comfortable sharing that gift with other people and how did they react?
I was about 13-14 years-old when I discovered my gift of writing. In 9th grade I started taking a creative writing class and immediately discovered my niche. I devoured books and poetry and penned a few short stories of my own. That passion followed me through high school where I attended a performing arts program and went on to major in journalism in college. My passion for writing is one of the reasons I started RoyalTee Magazine.
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A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.