At age 31, Zoey Washington is sitting pretty. She’s worked for Marie Claire, Vogue and Essence, and is currently a senior fashion editor at People Style Watch, an accessories editor for Elle and more.
Washington, who attended Maryland’s Garrison Forest high school, spoke to the Baltimore Sun about her steady, impressive rise. Her answer to how she got it started reminds of the value of perseverance:
“At Garrison Forest, every senior completes a [senior project]. I wrote to the fashion director of Cosmopolitan magazine every day for roughly two months until she agreed to let me do my [project] with her (she was a graduate of Garrison). I don’t recommend that anyone repeat my behavior.”