Welcome to Behind the Confidence, a video series about the real, unfiltered journey to self-belief. We talked to four health and wellness pros who prove true confidence doesn’t stem from a “like,” nor does it magically happen overnight. It’s about finding what makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Confidence is different for everyone. To lifestyle blogger and social media maven Chinae Alexander, it’s a learned thing—one she’s been working on ever since she was young.

From moving around a lot as a child to following her dreams straight to New York City, Alexander’s path to confidence has been totally unpredictable. But with every twist and turn, she’s stayed true to herself and pursued what makes her happy. She let us in on the exact moment that she found her confidence and how she finally made her dreams happen.