Mariam was a light in the world. A little jewel in so many ways. Her kindness and caring brought the best people together. She was passionate about giving a voice to others. She persevered through many struggles in her short life. In the months before she passed, Mariam began to tell her story of Surviving Steven Johnson’s Syndrome (SJS) on TikTok. She wanted people to know that they can be survivors, and like her, thrive as well.
Mariam worked hard to build this brand– a project that started for fun after she finished college. She always enjoyed writing and developed her own sense of style. When The Petite Bijou took off she realized that communications, creative direction, and building brands were skills she possessed. She went to graduate school and earned her MSIMC. She became a Pinterest guru, an Instagram expert and coached other bloggers, influences, and entrepreneurs.
Her passion for helping others lead her to start The Bijou Show. Mariam’s knack for coaching others prompted her to create Bijou Social, her consulting business. She had plans for other projects as well.
Mariam was a private person and we respect that still. There was much she never shared with readers. She was hesitant to share her health journey. SJS left her with chronic health problems, such as low vision and weakened lungs that sometimes slowed her down. Mariam was not disabled, but differently abled. This did not stop her from having– and achieving– her goals and dreams. She saw the world differently and appreciated the little things.
She was a kind, caring, loving person with a big heart and warm energy. Her family and friends are immensely proud of her and what she accomplished.