We had the good fortune of connecting with Destini Stacy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Destini, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My parents have been business owners for most of my life, so my mom has always talked to me about the freedom in being a business owner. I don’t like being told what to do so she always tells me that with my attitude, I need to be willing to build. When I first began making music I really didn’t even recognize it as a business, but my boyfriend -who’s also my producer- really opened my mind to the business aspect of my art. For me, starting my own business has been a tedious but inspiring process. The thought process behind it was just to find a way to live off of spreading love. I put so much love into every project and item I share or sell, I set clear intentions for why someone should care what I offer. The goal is always to bring joy, peace or understanding to my supporters lives.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Music is my way of connecting with others. I’m a pretty introverted person but music has given me that space to thrive and still be social, even if it’s indirectly. It definitely has not been easy trying to balance my current reality with the one I’m working towards, but it has been worth it. My art has helped me to grow into myself, and i’m slowly overcoming the fears that would typically hinder me from thriving. I’ve learned that the worst thing I can do to myself is not try. Everything is either a win or a lesson, there’s no losing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly, I don’t really go out to too many places so this question was a little difficult for me. I’d probably go on a short roadtrip with them to Suches, Georgia so we could have lunch on the mountains. Maybe after that we’d go to the drive in theatre. If there’s any art or music events going on, we’d def go. I love the culture of upcoming artist in Atlanta, the shows we throw, the events we plan, the love that goes into it, so I’d definitely take a visiting friend to a few events. I know a couple of beautiful nature spots, we’d hit all those , maybe do some yoga if they’re down. I would also take them to eat at slutty vegan before they leave too.
Who else deserves a little credit and recognition in your story?
My boyfriend Cesar has been one of the greatest parts of this journey. He’s smart , and talented and just so admirable. So I’d like to show endless gratitude to him for just going through life with me. He inspires me to create, he’s always making music or talking about different ideas, so there’s always that creative energy surrounding him.
Photo credits to Tati Pickney, Coby Mack and Flixbysix