We had the good fortune of connecting with Moriya Rose and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Moriya, what principle do you value most?
I whole heartedly believe that a person should be the best, most authentic version of themselves. It’s totally fine to care care about how people view you and to care about what people think but not to the point that it cripples you or causes some kind of debilitating anxiety. Authenticity is a major component of an individual’s character. It’s key to the foundation of any relationship, business or otherwise and I don’t know that you can have a healthy functioning relationship without it. Especially if you’re trying to be something or someone you’re not based on someone else’s definition what you should be.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My poetry and spoken word are inspirational. The pieces I write are meant to highlight real life situations, triumph over adversity, as well as the connection we all have to one another on a human level. I mean, we’ve all encountered some of the same life circumstances. We’ve all had to navigate some of the same terrain, just in different ways and at different times. The work I do is meant to touch people in such a way that they’re encouraged and changed for the better. Whenever I’m invited to speak or perform, I get really excited because I have an opportunity to share a gift that is extremely powerful and impactful to a diverse group of people. I get to share a unique perspective about a number of topics and spread hope to someone who might not have had it before that moment.
I’m still developing and learning my craft so it’s a process. Every event gives me the chance to perfect the skills I have and learn new ones too. This time a year or two ago, I would never have thought I’d be doing radio or that I’d get to speak/perform at various events but I absolutely love it. I have to stay incredibly disciplined and work at continuing to build my platform and my brand. What and how I do what I do isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination and as with any endeavor, I’ve seen a few setbacks but nothing insurmountable. I would venture to say that overcoming many of the challenges I’ve faced can be attributed to remaining grounded in my relationship with God and staying laser-focused on what matters the most.
The lessons I’ve learned so far have been incredibly valuable. I’ve grown in so many different ways and obtained knowledge about myself as a person and artist that I may never have had the chance to gain had I not stepped out in faith to do this. I’ve learned that I’m much stronger than I thought I was but that I don’t always have to be the strongest. I’ve learned a great deal about the importance of true friendship and the need to have a sound/good circle of counselors and friends. Most importantly, I’ve learned how to be okay with being me.
Over the past few years, my love for what I do has deepened in such a way that I honestly can’t imagine how life would be without it. I want people to know that I’m here to restore the art of communication, to open up productive dialogue, and to encourage them to speak their truth without fear of retribution or judgment. I want to people to know that while we walk different paths in this journey called life, we don’t to be walk alone.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
They would definitely have to come visit during baseball season because there would be a full day dedicated to Arlington stadium and a Texas Rangers game to include partaking of all things related to stadium food. We would definitely spend time in the art district of downtown Dallas going to Perot Museum and the Nasher Sculpture Center. That week would also be spent going to the both the Dallas aquarium and zoo as well as the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
There would definitely need to be a day of rest in the middle somewhere but we’d also make our way to Six Flags because most all of my friends love amusement parks. Pinstack is also on the list of places to go and they have amazing food.
A trip to Nick and Sam’s steak house would be absolutely necessary but I’m a foodie in general and so anywhere in the metroplex that has great food is subject to be on the list of restaurants.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Many special thanks to Crystal Lott and Kenneth Chaney II who are co-panelists on my show, Thinking Out Loud. I couldn’t do the show without them. I’d like to thank Rosalind Booker of Arbrook Realty for her kind words, encouragement, and guidance.
Other: Thinking Out Loud IG, FB, Twitter @outloudmovent