Musabey Dantsira ~ Model & Queen ~ Portland, Oregon

1. What inspires, moves or drives you?
My inspiration changes a lot but I would have to say my family, friends and fashion. And when I think about what my future would look like I just get so motivated to keep going, having such supporting friends and the community helps lot to keep push, and not give up.

2. What are a few of your favourite things?
My few favourite things are traveling this might said weird, but I love being at the airport talking to random strangers ,when the plane takes off, and seeing the clouds ,knowing that I'm going somewhere I have never been is a blessing. I like the smell of the ocean the sound of waves and how clear the water is, it's refreshing. I don't have a favourite animal, I like them all!!

3. What does an ideal world look like to you?
That is a good question, My ideal world is where everyone is kind to each other, no judgement. A place where we can be happy and living our life to the fullest, a world where we all support each other and making everyone around feel safe and loved.

4. What is your “offering”, creative or otherwise?
Me. I'm art. Just kidding… but because of this COVID-19 mess I am not able to shoot, but I love be around creative people and just creating. During this time, I have been learning more about myself, like practicing self-love and being more confident in my body and skin. I‘ve been reading, doing lots of yoga and meditating more. That’s been helping me a lot deal with my mind, body and soul.

5. How can we find your work or follow along with your journey
Instagram: @sabey__

6. What are your favourite quotes or words to live by?
"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being positive about what go right.”

"You have to do what is right for yourself.”

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly without claiming it, she stands up for all women."

7. Who are your heros/heroines and how have they impacted your life?
First person I can think would have to be my older sister she is my hero. This woman took care of me and my 3 brothers on her own without any help from anyone. She made sure we had food and clothes, and she's the strongest woman I know. I look up to her a lot when I think about what we been through and where we are right now, it keeps me more motivated.

8. How will you leave your mark on the world, both in terms of community and the environment?
I want for younger girls like me to feel confident in their own body, skin and hair to let them know how strong they are.

9. What advice would the present you share with the past you?
Love yourself baby girl and never lose faith!

10. What challenges have you overcome and how?
I have been through a lot, but I would have to say the biggest challenge was losing both parents. I felt so hopeless and confused, but I had to remind myself that everything happens for a reason, having faith and trust the universe. My advice to anyone going through challenges, I would tell them to have faith, stay positive and know that what you are going through is only temporary.