We had the good fortune of connecting with Brielle The Fairy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brielle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Whether it’s being nervous to meet a new person, playing around with money and making huge mistakes, or even deciding to just try something new; taking risk has gotten me where I am today. I had no clue my business was going to take off the way it did. I loved an art show a friend invited me to and decided I wanted to put myself back out there. I wasn’t prepared at all, but I knew what I wanted to do so…. I DID it. Although I was very optimistic about selling something my first night, I also tried to remain logical. Ironically, logic showed me that selling my Fairy Merch was the most logical thing ever. After I made my first sale, my eyes lit up and a fire was sparked in my spirit again. I knew I wanted to spread my message to the world and I knew I was worth it. Without taking the risk to reaching out to people, being strong, positive, and allowing myself to be vulnerable I wouldn’t be where I am today. I’m happy I got of of my comfort zone. No matter what being yourself takes courage and I love learning and growing.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think everything about me sets me apart from others because I am unique, but most importantly I’m genuine. What you see is what you get. I make a lot of mistakes, I often spend too much money and I’m sometimes grumpy when I get hungry or really tired, but I’m working on it. I believe everything you do should be you in a different form. When I paint I try to make my emotions as transparent and raw as possible. I believe in giving it to people straight, but also making it sweet because that’s how I am. When you look at my paintings, you see me, you see my art, you see what goes on inside of my brain.. it’s different, colorful, and hey sometimes it can be sad, but in every painting you see a lesson! I don’t mention this a lot, but growing up I went through a really rough time where I felt I wasn’t safe or allowed enough to be myself. I had to heal from that trauma and still deal with the scars, but I always try and create that safe space for myself and others now. My brand is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a message, it’s a movement. I just want to encourage others to “Stay True To Yourself and Embrace Your Uniqueness ” After I was homeschooled I used to feel so awkward around people my age. The only way I could cope with the loneliness was journaling and writing poetry. That’s how I came up with “Stay True To Yourself and Embrace Your Uniqueness.” It was/is a reminder to always be ok with me. All in all, I’m really proud of the way I’m going about what I give to the world. I feel like I have every reason to be negative, or cry, and be bitter, and hey, sometimes I allow myself to be that way but never for too long because I don’t like it. I just don’t like those things, and it took me a while to actually be ok with liking the positive things because real positivity isn’t trending and people think it’s an illusion, but it’s not. It’s what you make it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hmm…. Well Creators Don’t Due would definitely be on the list. They have the littest art parties and I love the underground culture there, I’ve also made a lot of connections and money inside of that building alone. Velvet taco is a must go to spot in Dallas. Besides that, we’d probably go to my favorite park in Irving, and kayaking on the Grapevine lake. Most importantly we’d just get out and explore downtown, deep ellum, and ourselves.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wow, this such a loaded question. Well first, I am grateful to God. I believe he has placed us all on earth to make these beautiful connections. My family has played a huge role in supporting my dreams and encouraging me to remain honest and balanced. Also, shout out to my homegirl Glow Exotic @weare.artt on Instagram. She was the one who took me to one of her art shows (because she’s a great artist) and introduced me to Meka Jackson. After that I asked to be apart of the next show and he was down. That’s how I got back started again and I’m grateful. Of course I have a lot of other friends like DK who gave me the capital to get the first set of my hoodies made and Brandon Paul who is my therapist almost and provides me with a different perspective on how to do business the right way. Rodney who is always hyping me up and giving me pointers on my paintings. My old art group The Supreme Team & all my supporters. I have so many friends now who buy my merch, share all of my post, bring me up in a conversation of opportunity, and just give me good vibes. And a special SHOUTOUT to my momma. For making me, taking all my pictures, listening to me cry, and being my rock. Shoutout to my momma for being so creative and the most inspiring person ever. I love yall, I love Fairy World.
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