bio

Everyone is motivated by something. I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter, educator, and like so many women out there, so much more.

 

I am motivated by everyone around me; from my daughter, to my husband, to the people I meet and the children I educate. I have always been an advocate for humanity, but when my first daughter was born in the spring of 2016, I was at a turning point in my life. I was entering motherhood. This next chapter came to be the highlight of my life; the transformation from selfishness to serving others. I became so immersed in wanting to set a positive example for my daughter and guide her towards a healthy journey. This phase started by reevaluating everything I exposed myself to, including everybody I associated with. From this point on, I also took a look at how individuals around me fuel their minds for the sake of being role models for humankind.

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Rewind to 2015 with me as I take you through a few of my thoughts during this year. With our world advancing in every which way, it is ironic that the representation of the marginalized, and specifically females, continues to be compromised. I was constantly asking myself questions about this, with one question being at the forefront; are we motivated enough to advocate for a positive, wholesome society? Not merely for ourselves, but for our people of tomorrow. In asking myself how we can ignite harmony, I realized the need for influential leaders and brands that advocate for humanity. This is where the statement intersectional ideals reinforce the root of all wellness came from. Shortly after, the purpose of Semay Studio started to unfold.

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Semay Studio was originally created as a brand that sold articles of clothing with female statements. This first attempt at providing customers with empowering clothing was dear to my heart. The brand, however, was not created to purely sell clothing; this was merely an outlet for females to be vocal or silent advocates for what Semay Studio stands for. About a year after our launch I took a sincere look at where I wanted the brand to go. I discovered that I could deliver the message of Semay Studio in a more efficient, authentic, and passionate way. After realizing this beautiful creation of mine was an evolving journey with no end point, I decided to rebrand Semay Studio. This 2018 rebrand falls under my high school love of subjective visual arts. It moves away from clothing to focus on delivering artistic expressions of the female voice through:

words, paintings, images and mixed mediums.

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With Semay Studio beginning in such a beautiful way, it has now grown to evolve, like all things in life.

Join as you are;

grow as you see, hear, be.

Bella Sium