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Meet Our Muse: Bianca

Meet Our Muse: Bianca

What struggles have you overcome to become who you are today?

I think the biggest thing anyone will have to overcome to truly be great is accepting and finding self-love. Knowing yourself is important, being yourself is important, and loving yourself is important. I think the only thing stopping anyone from achieving greatness is yourself, and once you can overcome those unneeded thoughts and feelings, you can get out of bed and hustle, and you can become who you want to be.

When did you start believing in your own talent?

I started believing in my own talent in high school. I always focused on the creative side of things, rather than the maths and sciences. High school kind of helped me realize that I didn’t need the calculated formulas to be good at something. I noticed that people were interested in the work I was putting out and that made me want to put out more and grow.

What was that process like?

A lot of the time you’ll put something out and it won’t get the response you were expecting. It’s hard to put work out in the public, as it’s an extension of you. You put your heart into it, and people have the power to just dismiss it. At first, I thought I was supposed to do what people wanted me to do and show people what they wanted to see, but eventually I realized that if I actually believed in my work and myself, I should and can do things my own way.

What do you do to inspire yourself creatively when you are stuck?

I love the internet. There’s always something to look at for inspiration. There’s always something you haven’t seen before. 

Guilty pleasure?

Justin Bieber. 

What is a quote or motto you try and live by?

From the book, Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk, “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.”

What do you feel most grateful for?

My parents. They’re the reason I am who I am today. They’re my backbone.

What feeds your soul?

Love. And poutine.

Which of your physical attributes do you love the most?

My curves. I used to be scared of them, but now I love the way they fill out a dress. 

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Meet Our Muse: Kourtney

Meet Our Muse: Kourtney