Alia Smith - Alabama Interview by Zoe D’Angelo Nomination by Kaylee Smith Photography by Stacy Jay Photography Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Alia is the sweetest person ever. She will be by your side when you are down and lights up the room because she always has a smile for everyone. She is loving, funny, talented, and intelligent. She out of this world extraordinary.
What type of music is your favorite and why? I like an eclectic mix of 70’s & 80’s rock, newer alternative pop, and musicals.
When it comes to art, where (or what) do you get the most inspiration from? My feelings. Some people keep a journal with words to reflect their thoughts and feelings. I keep a sketchbook with pictures to reflect mine.
How do you keep your confidence up when times get rough? I remember the words of the Lord and my mother because between the two of them, I am always loved.
Tell us about your love of nature and where it all began. I was born up in the Rocky Mountains & we used to go camping and hiking a lot when I was little. We still are often out in the woods or the lake. I took my 1st steps towards a rabbit that my brother caught at the county fair in Hayden, CO. I have just always been fascinated by the animals, bugs, plants, and things around me.
Image by Ellie Williams
What is your favorite national park and why? Rocky Mountain National Park because it’s close to home.
Anything else you’d like to tell us? I hope to become a forensic pathologist one day and possibly a coroner.
Alia will be featured in Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!