Society tends to demonize people associated with news headlines, and Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos discusses how you can overcome the cancel culture we are all living in. Mangiante is a lawyer and the founder of Agape by Simona. She is also the wife of George Papadopoulos, who was the first person jailed from the Trump administration during the Russian probe. She visits Bold TV to discuss how this situation has affected her career and the entrepreneurial journey she is pursuing while moving forward.
Mangiante first addresses the controversy surrounding her husband’s jailing while lying under oath. She was not part of the situation, but since they are married, she is directly associated with his reputation. It has affected her career immensely because no matter where she goes, that situation follows her. She stresses that once you are alienated from a culture, you must focus on yourself and your goals rather than dwell on the headlines. She has since moved passed the stigma and has used entrepreneurship to make the best of her situation.
Mangiante has just released a swimwear line named Agape by Simona, which is an homage to her relationship with her husband. Agape by Simona has seen some success and is now moving into a full clothing line. She is also taking on a new role in a docu-series about living under society’s pressure. She will be playing herself in a re-enactment of the Russian Probe and sharing her point of view on what happened. When faced with hardships in the early stages of adulthood, you have to realize that you have your whole life ahead of you. Mangiante attributes her perseverance to the grit she’s attained from becoming an entrepreneur. When you are staring an issue in the face, entrepreneurship can lend you the problem-solving ability to work your way into a solution.