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Life & Work with Adeta Marie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adeta Marie.

Hi Adeta, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I always love to create music, but I started taking it seriously in 2019/2020. Creating was a way to heal from life trauma and speak gently to myself and my experiences. Music was a way for me to feel and validate my struggle. My very first songs are very somber and talk a lot about sad things. If you follow my songs, they tell a story of how I feel and how much I’ve grown from my loneliest times. It took a while for me to feel comfortable expressing my art freely and openly, but I felt like the burden of judgment was lifted when I did. Ever since then, I’ve loved performing my art as much as I love creating it.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It hasn’t been an easy road. I’ve always been a somewhat elusive person because I was afraid of being vulnerable and open, but music allows me to be open about my experiences. I’ve dealt with mental health problems all my life because I’ve always felt like the oddball out. I wasn’t included in many things growing up, which made me feel like an outcast. I’ve wanted a sense of belonging all my life, so it always hit me hard when I was reminded that I’m not the ideal look or the ideal person to hang around.

I’ve never had a conventional look or fit the beauty standard, making it easy for people to make fun of what was out of my control. It wasn’t until my early twenties where I started to feel like I was a part of something, and I still struggle with that sometimes, but music helps me through a lot of it.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Well, aside from music, I’m also a licensed esthetician and self-taught MUA. I got my license in 2019, and that was a big accomplishment for me. I’ve worked for Sephora and Lancôme before and had a blast doing so. Anything makeup and skincare I love! I’d love to get back into makeup and eventually Create my own skincare and inclusive makeup brand. Due to my current desk job, I can’t do those things as much, but I really want to dive back into it.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I like the artist scene of Kansas City. I love that everyone (well, the people I know personally) are very supportive of one another and genuinely love and accept everyone, however eccentric they may be. I do wish Kansas City was bigger, and I think that’s the only thing I like least about Kansas City

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