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

Hi Zaria, why did you pursue a creative career?
Honestly, it’s always been something I was interested in. Growing up I was always singing in church, doing plays, and recording skits at home. Around middle school, I kinda steered away from that side of myself because I was afraid of what others would think of me. I got my GED during quarantine and started going to my local technical college. I had a lot of free time so I started posting again on youtube. I also made my Tiktok and Instagram accounts. I didn’t really take it seriously until I got a retail job that I absolutely hated. The job only lasted a few weeks but it gave me more than enough motivation to keep going with my content. As of right now, I’ve been growing my social media and it’s been going really good. I’m still new to this so I know I have a lot to learn but I am very excited about my journey.

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.
I post fashion and lifestyle content mostly which is basically my outfits and vlogs. I feel like what sets me apart from others is that I’m me. There are tons of people posting vlogs but no one can create content exactly like me. Their day didn’t go the same as mine and even if it did they wouldn’t explain it in the same way. One of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is not giving up the second I’m uncomfortable. If a video didn’t do good I would let that discourage me or if someone said something I would think about it too long . Even sometimes if a video did too good I would start to question myself. I’m learning to disconnect from my content and just accept things for what they are. I started posting for fun and the fact that I can get paid from it makes it even better. I got to where I am right now by being consistent, doing research and being in competition with myself. Seeing my old content compared to what I make now really inspires me to keep going. I want the world to know that this is just the beginning and there are a lot of big thing coming soon.

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 that much but I do like this one shop called moods music in little five points. They sell records, jewelry, incense, books and more. The vibes there are just immaculate. If i had a store i would want it to look like theirs.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It’s hard for me to shout out 1 person for my success. I would say my family and friends definitely have helped me alot. My parents never made me feel like I couldn’t achieve my goals. They always encouraged me and made me feel like I could do anything I wanted to. My grandma is like my biggest fan. She thinks everything I do is amazing and even said some of my videos “are like magic” which definitely motivates me. My boyfriend, who has been my friend since the 7th grade, is really supportive. He has helped me to gain confidence in what I do and to just accept my success. Even my siblings try their best to help, they ask to be in videos and always share their ideas. I am so blessed to have these supportive people n my life.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zarriaaxt/

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/zarriaaxt

Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@zarriaaxt? Contact : Zarriaaxt@gmail.com

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