We asked rising stars from the community to open up to us about their end goal. We asked them where they want to be, professionally, by the end of their careers and have shared some of those responses below.

Jasmine | Makeup Artist | Beauty Influencer

The ultimate goal of my career is to have my own gorgeous beauty shop. Where I’m able to provide beauty services, especially makeup applications and, amongst others. I also want to have my own set channel, whether it’s through YouTube or other broadcast networks, where I’m able to teach everything you should know about makeup and how to deliver a great look. Read more>>

Ryan La Sala | Fantasy & Horror Author

My career as a novelist is all about inventing a new, queer mythology that finds power in queerness! My books aren’t just inclusive of queer character; they’re adventures that are only possible because the heroes themselves are queer. Yet my books aren’t niche–they’re for everyone! My career is all about showing queer youth that their adventures can be mainstream and that they’re stories matter, while also broadening the public imagination to go beyond the expected. Read more>> 

Riley de Encio | Artist & Creative

Curated Casita started as a passion project. Something to pass the time when the pandemic first hit. It started out with sourcing vintage glassware and clothing and has now evolved into creating my own handmade ceramic pieces while also dabbling in curating vintage pieces. My dream has always been to have my own store, but it wasn’t until recently that I figured out exactly what I want that store to be and represent. Read more>>