We had the good fortune of connecting with Fabian Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fabian, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
I wish I could express how big of a deal it is for me to get partnership opportunities as a Hispanic Creator. I think outsiders should know that sometimes minorities especially in this industry have to work 10 times harder and impress 10 times stronger to prove them that we’re worth it. Therefore, I think it’s important to understand that a partnership is a symbol of belonging in this industry and I’m beyond thankful for every single brand that I’ve worked with and I make sure I show my gratitude each and every time.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I create content based on my experience growing up in a Mexican household or growing up as a Millennial. A lot of my ideas come from being nostalgic and missing the “old days” that I know I’ll never re-live, because we’re only left with the memories and the stories. It’s nice to share those experiences and see how many more people relate to these things. I feel like I’m building a community of nostalgic Hispanic Millennials and Millennials in general.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love my community and where I was raised, but to make it interesting I would walk my friend through “a day in a life” because I do think I live an interesting life. I work in Special Education as a Student Support Educator and I’d love to share with my friend what it’s like working with kids. Then I would take them to my gym and share with them why I choose to go to two different gyms in a day. Lastly, content creation. I would show them what it’s like to film a tik tok.
I think it’s important to show anyone who visits my city the popular places to go eat at, for example the food truck tacos, and the local markets. They can’t leave without my favorite hike in Laguna Beach where I’d go to heal a lot of emotional wounds. I love sharing why these places will always be special to me.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents deserve a lot of credit for my journey on social media. Because of their support, I was able to normalize working on social media and proving to them that working an 8-5 or working in a warehouse are not the only opportunities out there. Growing up, I remember looking forward to waking up at 5:30am for work and getting off at 6pm because that’s what I thought was normal. As I grew older and older I started to realize that there’s new normals out there versus what I experienced seeing. In 2020, a different normal opened up for me, social media, and because my parents never pressured me into looking for a “real job” and never seeing it as a “waste of time” I was able to pursue an online career.