Zion Clark is a motivational speaker, writer, athlete and now joins the esteemed few “Instagrammers” which have hit the a 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 Document Youtube video. It’s secure to say Clark is impacting the plenty. Clark was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome on account of his start mom abusing medication throughout being pregnant. When Clark was born, he was moved into the foster care system. “My journey by means of life has been powerful. I have been by means of some very darkish locations and experiences in my life. Particularly the primary 17 years of my life going by means of the foster care system bouncing round between 9 completely different properties,” says Clark.
Clark notes that his onerous childhood taught him resilience, and he at all times tries to indicate his genuine self by means of social media, “to indicate individuals who I actually am,” says Clark. “Having the ability to persevere and get by means of these occasions 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 submit the content material I do as a result of I need individuals to see that our greatest limitation is our mindset. I need individuals to see that we’re able to a lot, do the stuff you like to do and that make you content. As a giant advocate for the significance of inclusion on the earth, and somebody that was born with a incapacity, I wish 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 prepared to attempt new actions and sports activities as I like to push myself to my limits and study new abilities. My powerful childhood did educate me to be resilient, and I attempt to present my genuine self by means of social media, to indicate individuals who I actually am.”
Clark has a rising record of achievements, together with; All-American Wrestler at Kent State, two-time state monitor champion, Guinness World Document holder “quickest man on two arms for the 20m dash”. As well as, Clark holds the title for longest-running brief 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 replicate on issues which might be necessary to me and to share my story with the world on a bigger platform. It has given me energy, and I believe energy is a device. It is how it’s used that determines its affect. I wish to use my voice to carry individuals collectively, unfold positivity, and present individuals are all dwelling the human expertise collectively. With all of the negativity and judgment on the earth, I simply wish to remind individuals to imagine in themselves, do the work, and be rewarded. However it has to first come from that self-belief and love for your self. I understand I’ve a duty with my platform. Individuals from world wide are watching me, so there comes duty with an viewers.”
While we nonetheless might face challenges with social media, it does play an influential function in connecting us and, for Clark, forwarding the variety and inclusion motion, “social media is a superb place to carry inclusion and variety to films and television. By bringing voices collectively as power in numbers, we are able to change the way in which the world is run and the significance of various matters. Social media places the ability in our arms to make change, and it begins with a couple of individuals talking up for what they imagine 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 help me for me. To know I can have a constructive affect 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 considered a giant inspiration to others, particularly these struggling, I do know I’m on the best path to maintain making change on the earth” states Clark.
To many, the achievements Clark has already completed at simply 24 years outdated are sufficient for a lifetime, however Clark will not be executed but and has massive plans for the long run, “I’m at present coaching with my supervisor and coach Craig Levinson on making ready to be the first-ever Olympian and Paralympian athlete on the similar 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 every day to remain in form and dealing with a pro-MMA workforce in San Diego as I enhance my craft of preventing and wrestling to turn out to be extra well-rounded.” Clark can be represented by C Expertise and is “engaged on getting extra roles on the earth of tv and appearing. I have been advised I’m a pure at it, so I want to put these skills to make use of. I’m additionally engaged on a number 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.”