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

Hi Solace, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
My persuasion to being an author had to do with telling my own story. I felt that pursing a creative career will benefit the youth of today. There are many young people that don’t have the support they need to be successful. I want the youth to know that you can be anything you want to be as long as you let your passion drive you.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What defines me from others is that I am very determined in what I want. I work as a full time case manager, run my own business which is called scented reflections, and also pursing my author career. I can say that I have gotten this far professionally by having patiences, empathy, and always praying to the man above. My journey has not been easy and I have fell along the way; but of course I have overcame a lot of my challenges by changing things that surrounded me. I want the world to know that I am just a women from Brooklyn, NY that is out here trying follow her passion and become a role model for our younger generation.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friend was visiting NY for the week I would take her to Ellis Island and make our way to the heart of NY. We will visit the Empire State Building, Statute of Liberty , The Freedom Tower and then we will go to eat at my favorite Brick Oven Pizzeria (New Park) located in Crossbay, NY. We will ride bike across The Brooklyn Bridge and go shopping down 5th ave.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shoutout Terri Woods and Wahida Clark for giving me hopes of one day being an author and being successful like them.

Website: Scentedreflections01.com
Instagram: Author_solace