Maya Washington, a filmmaker, photographer, actress and all-around artist born in Toronto, Canada, and based in New York City, created an alternate persona over a year ago: Shameless Maya. Embarking on a journey of shameless self-promotion, she didn’t realize that at the end of 365 days, it would also be a journey of self-discovery.
Frustrated with her lack of success in the creative fields she has dabbled in, Shameless Maya took it into her own hands to make a difference. Using social media, she began to make a name for herself. Almost 30,000 followers on Instagram and nearly 100,000 subscribers on YouTube later, Shameless Maya achieved her goal through transparency, beauty and talent.
Marking her one year anniversary, Shameless Maya decided to shave her head (donating her beautiful curls to Locks of love). A fearless and shameless act, it was a way for her to step into a new realm of self-discovery and artistic possibilities. So stay tuned for what she has in store for the next 365 days.