We had the good fortune of connecting with Semiya Bailey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Semiya, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
If something makes you happy, you don’t ever give up on it. That’s why it’s important to do what you ENJOY doing, something that doesn’t feel like a chore but rather something you always look forward to. At times when it may seem discouraging, your love for it will keep you going!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Creating content is about inspiring people not only through fashion but through words of encouragement. It’s about building a connection with you audience to better understand how you can serve them and continue to create content they love. Being a fashion content creator has not been easy and it can be very discouraging at times. But I have to remind myself of why I love it and also that consistency pays off!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d definitely have to show them the heart of Atlanta and what makes us the greatest city! First we’d stop for breakfast at either cultivate, home grown or toast on Lenox! Then we’d do some shopping around little five points and ponce city market. After we’d go to the Coca Cola factory because you can’t visit Atlanta without going to the main tourist attraction! For lunch I’d take them to the food trucks on Howell mill ! To finish the night, I think going to the sky view should be perfect because they’d get to overlook the city!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My boyfriend and my mom have both helped me get to where I am now. My boyfriend takes the time to take my photos, helps me scout locations and is always the first one to like my post! My mom always keeps me encouraged and continuously builds my confidence.

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