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Rising Stars: Meet Mya Chabely Correa

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mya Chabely Correa. 

Hi Mya, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start, maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I would listen to a lot of rock music when I was younger, which resulted in my desire of becoming a rockstar and then lead me to create my first band at the age of ten (the band broken up, sadly). The music, the aesthetic, and the clothes are what drew me into the world of art. I would ask my mom for sketchbooks and new art supplies in order to teach myself new skills on how to sketch or journals to write poetry. When I turned sixteen, my grandparents bought me my first sewing machine, and my dad sat with me to teach me a few basic skills to learn. Learning to use a sewing machine really changed my perspective on who I could be in this world before that I didn’t think becoming an artist, designer, or any sort of creative was fully possible because of social views or how my family would “view” these careers as not high paying careers. I graduated high school and decided to dedicate my time to any creative idea I had in mind and to execute it even if supplies were scarce due to the little money I had. My best friend Keira, an exceptional makeup artist, and I teamed up on ideas for photoshoots or creative projects like music videos in order to get our work noticed by the community. I would work as a stylist/creative director/model while she would paint all the models faces to fit into the fantasy world we created. While creating these projects, I really desired to create local art events for the city I call my home so that creatives could come together to network and support one another as individuals, something for everyone to enjoy. A few of my friends, Priscilla Sigurani, Julia Rose, Jose Basquiat, and myself, came together to put these ideas in motion which then founded The Art Global, LLC., where we put events together with local vendors, artists, musicians, designers, etc. and art exhibits curated around a theme for the current event. There’s a lot going on in my life when it comes to creativity, but I really do enjoy every single second of it. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
No, this has not been a smooth road at all. There have been a lot of potholes and flat tires on the way, haha. Deciding to live a life following a childhood dream hasn’t always been the prettiest or most appealing sight; there have been a lot of ugly moments where I didn’t feel recognized, or I would doubt my own talents. I think the moments where I didn’t believe in myself were the most difficult because I would self-sabotage a lot of opportunities for myself, but I don’t get upset about those anymore because those opportunities were not meant for me. There were also struggles with family, peers, and strangers that would try to change my perspective on a dream, but to them, it was just advice on what I should settle for instead of working on a goal. I don’t listen to them anymore unless the advice is needed. I kind of go for what I know is best for me and stick to my vision. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I hand-sew/design lingerie for my business, Lunamor, that I own with my best friend, Julia Rose, and I sew my own clothes or custom design costumes for others. I also curate local art events, creative direct photoshoots, model and I am currently learning graphic design. 

I specialize in and am known most for tailoring and designing custom orders. 

I am most proud of my ability to learn any new skill I am attracted to. I love learning and I love connecting with new people in order to create new ideas, it excites me. My ability to blend into any environment, bring people together to support one another, and bring my ideas to life is what sets me apart from others. 

Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs, or other resources you think our readers should check out?
If I’m being honest, music really helps me do better in life, or taking myself out for a personal day helps me align. One good song can change my persona in the matter of a few minutes, especially if I can feel the beat rushing through me. It’s a whole different type of experience that nothing else can compare to. Music alone makes me want to do better in life. 

When it comes to a personal day, being able to walk outside and experience life for what it is or if I decide to enjoy a day with someone else, being able to enjoy them for who they are and the moment makes me want to do better in life just to have more moments like those. 

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @myachabely

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