IS THIS MIC ON CAMPAIGN SUPPORTER: FRANCOIS

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we recently spoke with FRANCoiS OF HELLO FRANCoiS to learn how he is amplifying his voice through his brand. 

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My voice deserves to be heard because....

....I have a lot to share. Since a very young age, I knew that I wanted to travel the world and experience life abroad. I recently turned 29, and I have been fortunate to live in France, England, Greece, Japan, Hong Kong and now the US. Experiencing life abroad and traveling the world make you more open-minded and accepting of others.

When I started to collaborate with local businesses and brands, I knew that the blog was more than just a hobby.

When did you find your voice?

Since a very young age, I knew that I wanted fashion to be a part of my professional life. This is why I studied fashion marketing in a business school and gained professional experience working with fashion and luxury brands.

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Did your upbringing shape who you are today?

Of course. My mother, who is Japanese, met with my dad, who is French, in New York City. For a very long time, they would only speak to each other in English, as it was the only language they could use to communicate. I was raised in a bicultural and multilingual family, by parents who experienced life abroad and who always loved to travel. It's no surprise that I now live in the USA with my American husband and our two Hong Kong Yorkies.

Describe your journey? What was your defining moment?

In September, last year, I created www.hellofrancois.com. I wanted a place where I could share with my friends and family all the cool places I’ve come to love in Dallas. Very quickly, I started to write about subjects that I have always been interested in such as men's fashion, skincare, home decor, and lifestyle. When I started to collaborate with local businesses and brands, I knew that the blog was more than just a hobby.

Advice to someone in search of finding their voice in the entrepreneurial, influencer and creative space.

Never give up. The beginning of the journey of a blogger is difficult, because you spend a lot of time on the blog, knowing that not a lot of people are visiting it. However, with patience and constant work, the results will pay. It takes just a few months!

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Who is_______?

My name is Francois, and I'm 29. Growing up in a small seaside resort in western France, about four and half hour drive southwest of Paris, I dreamt of a life in a big city. And at just 29 years old, I’ve been fortunate to call London, Athens, Tokyo, Hong Kong and now Dallas, home. I love shopping, eating, traveling, working out, enjoying a fabulous cocktail (right after working out), and spending lots of time with my sweet husband, Ken, and our two adorable Yorkshire Terriers, Lily and Grayson. www.hellofrancois.com is the true reflexion of who I am as an individual.

How will you continue to amplify your voice?

I will continue to do what I do now: write about subjects that interest me and post beautiful photos.