Zion Clark is a motivational speaker, writer, athlete and now joins the esteemed few “Instagrammers” which have hit the one million follower milestone on their Instagram web page. Clark has over seventeen million “likes” on TikTok and practically forty million views of his Guinness World Report Youtube video. It’s protected to say Clark is impacting the plenty. Clark was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome on account of his beginning mom abusing medicine throughout being pregnant. When Clark was born, he was moved into the foster care system. “My journey by way of life has been robust. I have been by way of some very darkish locations and experiences in my life. Particularly the primary 17 years of my life going by way of the foster care system bouncing round between 9 completely different properties,” says Clark.
Clark notes that his exhausting childhood taught him resilience, and he at all times tries to indicate his genuine self by way of social media, “to indicate individuals who I actually am,” says Clark. “Having the ability to persevere and get by way of these instances is a reminder to different individuals in life that bear in mind there are higher days forward. Your finest is but to come back. I publish the content material I do as a result of I would like individuals to see that our largest limitation is our mindset. I would like individuals to see that we’re able to a lot, do the stuff you like to do and that make you cheerful. As a giant advocate for the significance of inclusion on the planet, and somebody that was born with a incapacity, I need to present the world that our voices matter simply as a lot. We’re deserving of the identical alternatives as everybody else. I’m at all times keen to strive new actions and sports activities as I like to push myself to my limits and be taught new abilities. My robust childhood did educate me to be resilient, and I attempt to present my genuine self by way of social media, to indicate individuals who I actually am.”
Clark has a rising listing of achievements, together with; All-American Wrestler at Kent State, two-time state monitor champion, Guinness World Report holder “quickest man on two fingers for the 20m dash”. As well as, Clark holds the title for longest-running quick movie on Netflix, which picked up two Sports activities Emmy wins. Social media permits us to inform our narratives, unfiltered in some ways; for Clark, “social media has given me a voice to mirror on issues which are necessary to me and to share my story with the world on a bigger platform. It has given me energy, and I feel energy is a software. It is how it’s used that determines its impression. I need to use my voice to convey individuals collectively, unfold positivity, and present individuals are all dwelling the human expertise collectively. With all of the negativity and judgment on the planet, I simply need to remind individuals to consider in themselves, do the work, and be rewarded. But it surely has to first come from that self-belief and love for your self. I notice I’ve a duty with my platform. Individuals from around the globe are watching me, so there comes duty with an viewers.”
While we nonetheless could face challenges with social media, it does play an influential position in connecting us and, for Clark, forwarding the range and inclusion motion, “social media is a good place to convey inclusion and variety to films and television. By bringing voices collectively as power in numbers, we are able to change the best way the world is run and the significance of various matters. Social media places the facility in our fingers to make change, and it begins with a couple of individuals talking up for what they consider in to create a compounding impact. Hitting a million followers on Instagram to me is a milestone as a result of it means individuals hear my voice and assist me for me. To know I can have a optimistic impression on 1,000,000 individuals is a rewarding and humbling feeling. On the finish of the day, it is about what you are able to do for others, and when I’m thought to be a giant inspiration to others, particularly these struggling, I do know I’m on the correct path to maintain making change on the planet” states Clark.
To many, the achievements Clark has already achieved at simply 24 years outdated are sufficient for a lifetime, however Clark will not be executed but and has massive plans for the longer term, “I’m presently coaching with my supervisor and coach Craig Levinson on getting ready to be the first-ever Olympian and Paralympian athlete on the identical Olympic Video games in Paris 2024. I’d be competing in wrestling and likewise seated 100m for monitor. I am coaching in each sports activities each day to remain in form and dealing with a pro-MMA crew in San Diego as I enhance my craft of preventing and wrestling to turn into extra well-rounded.” Clark can also be represented by C Expertise and is “engaged on getting extra roles on the planet of tv and performing. I have been informed I’m a pure at it, so I wish to put these abilities to make use of. I’m additionally engaged on lots of non-profit work, giving again to assist reform the foster care system, which is a life objective. I do not need the children within the system to undergo like I did rising up.”