Denzel Lamar Washington started a network to connect millennials while encouraging them to dream big and reach higher. Based in Los Angeles, this Houston, TX-based creative is someone to watch.
Where did you grow up?
Born and raised in Houston, Tx. Second oldest of 5 children.
When did you start your production company?
I had the idea for DLWTV in 2016, a full production/network. We launched DLWTV February 1, 2018, with Season 1 of our show “Let’s Talk About It.”
Tell us about the DLWTV Network.
The DLWTV is a network for the intellectual millennial. We touch on fitness, career, health, wealth, and entertainment.
Who inspired you to start your company?
Everything and everyone I knew up until the point of creating the network inspired me to create DLWTV. I feel like there’s never one thing or one person encouraging great things. Everything I see and everyone I meet inspires me every single day. The idea came from me needing a platform for creativity, so I created one.
“The more I grow, the more I will forever hope to inspire people to live without limitations.”
Do you have any challenges?
I believe in building anything great; trials do come. Mastering how you deal and maneuvering each problem is vital.
My dream interview for the network would be Beyonce of course. Not just because of its Beyonce. But because we’re from the same place, Houston, TX, and I feel incredibly connected to her because of that.
Describe your brand in 3 words?
BOLD, CLASS, CULTURE.
Being a millennial, how do you plan to encourage others through your work?
I can only help others through my personal growth. The more I grow, the more I will forever hope to inspire people to live without limitations. Always doing what makes you happy. That’s the most important thing.
You work and share a home with your partner (boyfriend), how do you keep balance with your home and professional life?
Having a significant other who “gets” me is extremely helpful. We have such a great relationship creatively. That makes it easier to love him or at least easier for him to love me. HAHA. The balance comes from us both wanting to see each other grow most beautifully.
Where do you hope to see yourself and DLWTW Network in your 5-year plan?
I try not to predict the future only because it never plays out how you envision. Its always 1000 times more beautiful. All I know is that growth and legacy will remain my goal.
The list would be forever but for starters my mother, grandparents, and boyfriend. Honestly, they are the most influential people I know. I would also like to shout out the Dreamers!! We are your daily inspiration!
Instagram: @dlamarwashington / @dlwtvnetwork
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