We asked some of the most creative folks we know to open up to us about why they chose a creative career path. Check out their responses below.

Anya Kalia | Actor

I always knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an actor. It is something that has always stuck with me when growing up. From pretending to do interviews to practicing scripts in my room, I knew I wanted to do this forever. I remember taking my first acting class, I was filled with excitement! I would always pretend I had so many jobs, but as I grew up I lost interest in a lot of them, except acting was the one job that still interested me. Read more>>

Kara Bazley | Freelance illustrator

I grew up surrounded by a lot of good literary and artistic influence, specifically through children’s books, My mom was a preschool teacher, who then homeschooled my four siblings and me. She was very intentional in helping us pursue our passions. From a very young age, I’ve had the drive to create. I colored with crayons, wrote stories and poems, played around with pottery, jewelry making, yarn crafts, sewed, and baked. Read more>>

Audrey Montague | Actor & Singer

I fell in love with acting when I was thirteen years old, and it’s been the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do since! I remember feeling just this overwhelming sense of joy and fulfillment on opening night of my first show ever, and it’s not a feeling I’ve been able to replicate anywhere else outside of the creative field. I love to perform, more than anything in the world, and I’m so blessed every day that the opportunities I’ve been granted have allowed me the privilege to continue pursuing that dream. Read more>>