We had the good fortune of connecting with SaBrea Phenix and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi SaBrea, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I personally think you need risks to grow. Risks make you take that leap and go for what you want. It’ll be scary but possibly worth it in the end. How would you know if you never risk it? I took that leap when moving to LA from Toledo, Ohio. I had to trust in myself that I will make myself safe and secure.. but not only that, to live my dream. Would you rather sit and be still .. or would you rather thrive in whatever industry you are in? I want people to know my name, how would I do that if I don’t take risks in my life? GO FOR IT.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a creative who puts a lot of emotion into everything I do. I give it my all! With my modeling, I love to bend and pose in creative ways. I want you to feel something from my photos. I want the viewer to say ” wow”. The same goes for my painting. I paint from the heart. However I am feeling that day, goes on the canvas. I don’t leave any of my emotions out. Right now, I can say that I am most proud of just creating and showing others what I can do. Getting to where I am today was not easy but loving it so much makes it worth while. I wouldn’t change anything that I have done to get to where I am today. In my eyes, I am already successful and living the dream. There is always still room to elevate more though.
To overcome challenges, I tell myself, just wait until you see the end… imagine what even more success will look like. Don’t give up, there’s a lot more to come. I try to keep making goals for myself. Once I hit those goals, its time to make new ones! I have learned many lessons along the way, one important one is ” through every dark night, there’s a brighter day”. You could be at your lowest one day but the next could be brighter for you. Keep pushing because the universe has so much in store for you even when you feel like there’s nothing more left to do.
I want the world to know that I’m here for you. I’m a big advocate on mental health. Remember to meditate, take your time, and go at your own pace. Your path is your own. Don’t compare yourself to others, look straight forward. Remember that success is not a competition.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have recently went Axe Throwing, which was so much fun!!! I would definitely recommend doing that with anyone! For eating purposes, I don’t really eat out much but I try to find either a pasta place or pizza place when I do. Those are my absolute favorite foods. If my bestfriend wanted to go out and drink, I would suggest Bar Sinister! It is a alternative nightclub that I sometimes GoGo dance at. The atmosphere is amazing with great people to be around. And of course we need to hit the beach and feel the sand in between our toes, I love to meditate at beaches as well.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to dedicate my shout out to my ultimate bestfriend. Honestly everything I have been through, he has been there for me. If I need assistance, If i need help with photos, if I need a ride to get to a certain shoot, whatever it is, he’s there. He believes in my dream and pushes me to go harder. What more could you ask for in a bestfriend? You should check him out as well! He’s a musician that goes by the name Ivan 5ive James, @ivan5ivejames on instagram.

Website: SaBreaPhenix.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/rebirthofphenix

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoVyMY6z42iVN6EQShcjuMQ/videos

Image Credits
@steezmedia , @shamayim , @di805

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