This is part of a special series, presented by US Lifestyle Group, that focuses on a diversity of American social media voices impacting our culture.
A model and artist, he's also passionate about working with programs serving homeless youth and the trans community.
What is the key to maintaining your influencer status?
I’m a model, activist, actor, and singer/songwriter. I perform, host, and am a guest speaker at conferences and universities. All of these things help with keeping my followers engaged.
What shapes your personal style?
I like clean and fitted clothes. I have been exploring floral prints more, and I am finding I like them a lot. I enjoy wearing anything olive green, denim, and leather jackets. I love wearing boots as well. If I have to go to a more formal event, I love a European cut suit.
How would you describe the current U.S. lifestyle?
On the grind!
When have you used your social influence to impact social issues?
Who I am and how my career started, is based on that.
What is key when creating your social media post?
It has to look good and there should be a positive message.
Who has the biggest influence on you and why?
I can’t choose one person. My family pushed and inspires me. God keeps me grounded and reminds me that I am loved always and no matter what, and I am motivated and in awe of all artists. I love art in all its forms and the people who create it.
Find Laith on Instagram: @laith_ashley