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Check Out Kiysa Gorley’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kiysa Gorley.

Hi Kiysa, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I’ve always loved music since I was born. It was always therapy for me, like journaling I could write how I was feeling and get my story out there. Anyway, I never actually did what it took to pursue that dream until I had my son. I wanted to show not only him, but the people around me to never give up on your dreams and that you could do anything you set your mind to. So I started putting myself out there and meeting other artists that have helped me get to where I am today. Now I perform in Salt Lake and I started an artist development program with Bentley Records. This is only the start of my story but I’m excited to see where this journey takes me.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I’ve faced a lot of struggles throughout this journey. After I graduated I had my son which was the best thing that has ever happened to me, but the depression and emotions that came along with pregnancy really put up a big block that was hard to overcome. My relationship with his father didn’t work out either so that was hard. Along with my dad going through a divorce. He’s a disabled veteran so I help him as much as I can. I haven’t been very stable I’ve moved around a lot so it’s been hard to balance my time between working on music and providing stability for my son. I know I can do anything I set my mind to. These obstacles are just a part of life.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am an artist I sing and perform. I want to change people’s lives with messages through my music so that they can live a more fulfilling and happy life. I’m most proud of the way I’ve been able to keep pushing and following my dreams even with the struggles in my personal life. I think what sets me apart from others is that I look at life in a different way than a lot of people do. I’m very good at adapting, and accepting change, and I can get knocked down and keep going no matter what life throws at me.

Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I think the most important characteristic of success is being humble and open to new ideas and people.

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Ryan Larsen

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