The idea behind Be Fearless Summit stemmed from Alexa Curtis’ experience at many conferences in different cities over the past 5 years. The difference between the Be Fearless summit and regular conferences is that Be Fearless is targeted to a demographic that many of us are still trying to understand: young adults and millennials. Though you hear about us in the media all of the time (who do you think is using Tinder & Postmates 99%?) we’re not being assisted in with planning our futures like we should be. Young people are expected to go to college, graduate and have their lives together: but do you know how many young people don’t know what they want to do with their lives, even after graduating college?
Similar to college career fairs & conferences like Create & Cultivate, we partner with colleges like Drexel University along with select sponsors to help guide young people to be bold and fearless. We give them resources, one-on-one attention from advisors, entrepreneur’s, and other students who have dealt with similar battles (difficulty paying for college, difficulty choosing a degree, fear of failure after college) with the goal that the students will leave feeling empowered and inspired.
Geared towards both young men & women, we anticipate students will leave with knowledge about how likeminded, successful individuals started in their careers. Speakers will range from students with interesting and admirable stories of resilience, to CEOs and marketing professionals at top companies. In the day and age of social media and blogging, the Be Fearless summit helps encourage authenticity, big dreams and doing something outside of the box.
Who is Alexa Curtis?
Born and raised in small town Mansfield, Connecticut, Alexa Curtis knew she was different. She didn’t fit into the “normal social mold.” When she entered middle school, all the bullying she endured led her to needing an outlet to escape. In 2011, at just 12 years old, she started a fashion blog; A Life in the Fashion Lane. It became a platform for her to express her feelings around everything relating to teens, body image and mental health.
As Curtis evolved as a person, her blog naturally shifted from fashion to discussing sensitive topics that teens and young adults face every day. A Life in the Fashion Lane was changed to Life Unfiltered with Alexa Curtis and became a lifestyle website and podcast for teens & parents discussing topics such as social media and mental health. Not only did Curtis turn her little fashion blog into a full-time lifestyle platform for teens, through cold-pitching, she managed to get sponsored by brands like British Airways, T-Mobile, Lands' End and more.
Curtis has spoken at numerous colleges; Northeastern, UConn, Eastern Connecticut, Rutgers along with high schools – discussing how to be fearless as well as mental health and social media. In October 2018, Curtis spoke alongside Amal Clooney and Serena Williams at Penn Women and in Sept 2018, Curtis added ‘host’ to her arsenal as she launched her own radio show on Radio Disney called “Fearless Every Day” with Alexa Curtis. “Fearless Every Day” is the first of its kind and is breaking new ground for the Radio Disney brand. Alexa interviews various guests who share their journey of overcoming obstacles/challenges and chasing after their dreams.
When Curtis is not hard at work, she meditates frequently and makes time for hobbies like cooking and exercising to keep herself grounded. Although she is based in Los Angeles, she spends part of her time on the east coast.