Symposium Power User Profile
Tommie Michelle Rocha, a salon owner and makeup artist whose salon closed following the COVID-19 shutdown, and her four-year-old son, Lennon, were undoubtedly looking for ways to entertain themselves during the COVID-19 quarantine and turned to their imaginations. They started with Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and pretended that they were on trips to space, Costa Rica, that they were musicians and other occupations.
Moms would reach to them and ask about how they organized their fun sessions. Tommie and Lennon started doing Kid2Kid Talk on Symposium covering such topics as COVID and how it is affecting their lives, school, and playtime.
- What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
Kind hearted, creative, and funny
- And Lennon?
Rambunctious, entertaining, and sweet-hearted
- What is the main COVID-19 related issue affecting kids?
The number-one issue is loss of human connection. He missed the connection with other kids, not seeing them in person.
- What’s the best advice you’ve received on COVID and quarantining?
The best thing I learned from the other mothers is that we’re not alone. I also learned that it doesn’t make you a bad mom if you give your kid extra screen time or let him eat too much junk food one day.
- What is your best advice for looking good online?
To look good online, it’s all about the lighting. You need to be in front of a lit window. The same is true for online appearances.
- What advice would you give other Symposium users?
I would tell other Symposium users to go at their own pace. They do not have to feel that they have to post every day. You can use Symposium as best fits your schedule and lifestyle.