The latest addition to social media platforms, Periscope has changed my life in so many ways. I met wonderful like-minded individuals who heard my calling for a body positive change and joined me in this journey: Bopotribe was founded. We move thousands of people weekly for paying body positivity forward and spread the message: every body is a good body!
Periscope was launched at the end of March and it officially became the fastest growing platform, having more than 10 million users within a few months (Facebook needed years to achieve the same result, just saying). In September the very first Periscope Summit was held in New York, welcoming millions of viewers live from around the world who all listened to experts of various fields. Speakers were all obviously Periscope users who shared their stories how they managed to combine their passion/business with Periscope and become successful in doing so. The hashtag #periscopesummit became trending on Twitter as literally everybody was talking about it!
Being part of this amazing community as a non-native English speaker has its challenges buta s majority of users speak English, I stick to this language during my daily self-confidence boost shows. But no matter how funny my accent is, something incredible has just happened which I barely dared to imagine about even in my wildest dreams. I was asked to be a Periscope Summit Speaker in January in San Fransisco to have my body positive speech and prove to the millions of viewers: your success and happiness have nothing to do with your body. Being the only Hungarian there it is a huge honour and putting body positivity for the first time out there is even bigger. And all because this countryside Hungarian girl dared to dream big.
Organizers are overwhelmed with speaker requests and select their on-stage personalities carefully but from what I heard some would be even willing to pay to be chosen as a speaker as this possibility can truly be a life changer.
I’m grateful and happy but no time to rest as covering the costs of my trip still gives me some headache. It won’t be easy but why wouldn’t it be possible? A few months ago after downloading the app I couldn’t imagine to become one of its appreciated and known users. I did not believe that my voice would be strong enough and it was. Why finding sponsors would be impossible? This community can make miracles and if any of you is a brand representative or marketing person, please get in touch with me!
My flowers* and heart are ready: San Fransisco, here I come!
*Reference to the famous Scott McKenzie song „San Fransisco” and its lyrics.