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Daily Inspiration: Meet Maria Buckingham

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Buckingham.

Hi Maria, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
My Instagram account started as a way to get over a breakup. It was a creative outlet and a way to show off my style with my OOTD pics. What started as an outlet started to grow and I began to get messages from woman telling me I inspired them to step out of their comfort zone. I got questions about how I became so confidante and woman wanted to know where I shopped. Once I knew I was helping woman feel more beautiful and secure in who they are I knew I had to keep going. On my platform, I always promote self-love and loving the skin you are in. I Share local Baltimore hot spots and even travel content. My most favorite project to date is my 14 Day Self Love Challenge!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I definitely have days when I don’t feel inspired. All of last year was kind of rough. If you cant tell from my IG handle CharmCity_Glam. I like getting glam and all of 2020 was pretty much spent in loungewear, lol. I did however find myself push through and making some light-hearted and fun content. The other big roadblock I oftentimes have is harassment from men. I say it often on my platform but the worst part of these platforms is the harassment and sexualization from men. I hate having to weed through DM’s from men sending inappropriate pictures or sexual advances in order to connect with the amazing and beautiful women and men want I want to connect with.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
At first glance, I would say I’m known for my fun whimsical style. However, once you take a deeper look, you will see that I’m all about self-love and being your true authentic self.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Being my quirky self!

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