Glenda Harrison is the influencer behind the fabulous blog “So What To Twenty“. We recently met her at the B@M conference, where she was a guest speaker. We couldn’t wait to learn more about why she does what she does, where she gets her great style, and what makes her tick. Read on for her inspiring view on life.
Introduce yourself—Name, age, and occupation.
Hello, I am Glenda K. Harrison, a 50-year-old style blogger, influencer, and author.
What’s most important to you?
To live my life utilizing my own unique butterfly wings, and that I raise my sons to understand the importance of doing so in their own lives.
How did you end up blogging about style?
I have always had a great passion for fashion, and storytelling. I studied Fashion Marketing & Merchandising at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Most of my jobs have been within the industry—Retail Management, Merchandiser, Personal Shopper, and Newspaper Style Columnist. After I became a mother, I stopped working to focus on my family, but I never lost my passion for fashion. Life happened, and I found myself taking desk jobs to help support my family. Fast forward many years, I was feeling completely unfulfilled and stifled. I became ill with stress-related vertigo and another condition called Supraventricular Tachycardia (a heart condition that causes rapid heart rate). My husband suggested I take as much time as I needed to recover and regroup. I woke up one morning and said to him, “I want to start writing again. I’m thinking of starting a fashion blog and calling it ‘So What to Twenty.'” And so, So What to Twenty was born. I came up with the name as a way to give my beloved fashion industry (that believes the age of 20 is golden) a slap in the face—to wake up, and to see that the seasoned woman is still relevant and desirable.
I do it because I cannot NOT do it. The subject is what gives me life. Having the free-form of writing about it through the internet is just the icing on the cake.